- The Nigeria Police Force have denied knowledge of arresting some officers over alleged leaked memo linked to the recent killing of its personnel by soldiers
- The force, through its public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday, August 13, said it is not aware of any such arrest
- An earlier report claimed that the allegedly arrested officers revealed a memo which contained the plan to arrest the kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, in Taraba
The Nigeria Police Force, through its public relations officer, DCP Frank Mba, on Tuesday, August 13, denied knowledge of the arrest of any of its personnel over the killing of three officers in Taraba by soldiers.
Frank Mba said that the force was not privy to the arrest of two policemen at the Ibi division in the state by the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the killings, over alleged leaking of information to the suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume.
The report denied by the police was that the allegedly arrested officers revealed a memo to Wadume which contained the plan to arrest him.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a leaked memo from the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai directing soldiers to henceforth be circumspect in their dealings with the police over the Taraba incident might have deepened disaffection within the military and police authorities. Buratai, in a memo signed on his behalf by Brig. Gen.
Felix Omoigui, directed all troops on internal security duty as well as personnel travelling in and out of uniform to be circumspect in their conduct to avoid escalation of the problem.
“Consequently, formations and unit commanders are to educate troops to be cautious in their dealings with members of the Nigeria police in view of this development. Troops travelling on pass are to endeavour to do so in mufti,” the memo dated Friday, August 9 said.
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