Reports have emerged that the Captain who allegedly ordered the killing of three policemen who were transporting a kidnap suspect in Taraba State has been arrested.
Vanguard reports that the Captain was arrested by the Army authorities on Sunday, August 11, after he was invited by the panel set up to investigate the incident, for questioning.
It was gathered that the Captain who is a friend and on the payroll of the billionaire kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, had ordered the soldiers to shoot at the bus conveying the suspect after he was informed of his arrest by the security operatives from the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Team.
He was alleged to have instructed the soldiers to make sure none of the police officers in the vehicle escaped as to also free the arrested suspect, an instruction the soldiers carried out to the letter by opening fire on the vehicle conveying the officers and the suspect.
When the bus somersaulted, the soldiers were said to have shot three of the policemen and a civilian agent to death at gun point.
After the killing of the officers, the police had issued a statement thus:
“The Galant, Outstanding and Innocent IRT team Attacked by the Soldiers in Taraba State is One of the Best and Most Highly Trained IRT teams in the Country.
They are part of the teams responsible for the Arrest Of Nigeria’s Most Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Evans,
Arrest Of 22 Boko Haram Terrorist Responsible for the 2014 Kidnapping of the Chibok School Girls in Borno State,
Arrest Of the UMAR Abdulmalik Overall Boko Haram Commander Of North Central Nigeria and Several Of his Group Members.
Arrest Of the Kidnappers Of the 2 American and 2 Canadian Citizens in Kaduna State.
And most Recently, The Rescue Of Magajin Garin Daura in Kano State and Arrest Of the 13 Terrorist Responsible for Kidnapping the Magajin Garin Daura in his Home Town Daura Town Katsina State on the 1/5/19, among many other outstanding records of the Team.
It’s Very Sad that, The Notorious Leader Of Kidnappers IRT arrested in Taraba State, With Handcuffs and leg chain on him have been released by the Army to Escape”.
Very Painful, ASP Vincent Maxwell Nigeria Police Force.