Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President Media and Publicity has said he will soon confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.
It could be recalled that the Police claimed that men of the Nigerian Army killed three of its men and a civilian in the process of investigating an alleged kidnapper who was allegedly released by soldiers.
Shehu via his social media account said response will be given in due course to investigation on the matter.
“In response to press questions, I will confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.
The insinuation of indifference on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari is therefore untenable.”
He also said that contrary to those mischievous insinuations, President Buhari had ordered the Chief of Defence Staff, Lt Gen Yusuf Buratai to set up an investigation committee with representatives from all the security organizations in the country, including the police force,” he noted.
He also added that decisive actions will be taken as soon as a report on the investigation is submitted to him.
“The President is not indifferent to the unfortunate incident and would take decisive action as soon as the report of the panel is submitted to him. He is following due process and procedure. Putting the cart before the horse is not President Buhari’s way of doing things. Nigerians should show patience while the President awaits the report of the panel from the Chief of Defence Staff.”