President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence immediate investigation of incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted to the death of three police officers and a civilian.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

The Army and Police authorities had on Wednesday constituted a Joint Investigation Panel to investigate the incident.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement on Wednesday, said the panel would be headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, DIG Mike Ogbizi.

Musa said that the panel would jointly investigate and report on the true circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incidence in order to avert future occurrences.