Nigerian Police Force have accused some soldiers of the Nigerian Army of killing three policemen and one civilian in Taraba state.
Frank Mba, spokesman of the Police, disclosed this in a statement to Okay.ng on Wednesday.
He also revealed that the soldiers freed a kidnap kingpin identified as Alhaji Hamisu.
Mba said the Operatives, who were taking Hamisu to the Command Headquarters in Jalingo, were shot at several times by the soldiers despite sufficient proof that they are Police personnel on legitimate duty.
The statement reads in part: “Three Policemen (comprising one Inspector and two Sergeants) and one civilian died as a result of gunshot injuries sustained in the attack while others sustained serious gunshot wounds. The soldiers thereafter released the handcuffed suspect, Alhaji Hamisu, who is now on the run.
“Alhaji Hamisu, a notorious kidnap kingpin, has been on the Police wanted list for his complicity in several high-profile kidnap cases including the recent abduction of an Oil-Mogul in Taraba State wherein a ransom of about One Hundred Million Naira (N100,000,000) was paid.
“The IGP has ordered the AIG Medicals to proceed to Jalingo to ensure concerted efforts in the treatment of the injured Police officers. The remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue.
“Meanwhile, the Force has commenced full investigation into the bizarre and unfortunate incident.”