Defence Headquarters Sets-Up Joint Investigation Panel
Defence Headquarters Sets-Up Joint Investigation Panel

The Defence Headquarters has set-up a seven-man joint investigation panel to unveil the circumstances that led to the killing of three police personnel and a civilian by troops of Nigerian Army in Taraba State.

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The Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin constituted the panel in compliance with the presidential directive issued by President Buhari.

He said that the panel  which was headed by Rear Admiral I.T Olaiya, had a representative each from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Department of State Service and the Defence Intelligence Agency.

According to Nwachukwu, the Joint Committee has commenced work immediately.

It would be recalled that the Police authorities had on Wednesday announced the killing of its personnel from the Force Headquarters on covert operations  by the troops along Ibi-Wukari road in Taraba State.