At least 25 military and police personnel have been arrested in connection with the killing of three policemen in the IGP Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and two civilian by soldiers in Taraba State, following the arrest of a kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume, who was allegedly set free by the soldiers.
They were alleged to be working with the kidnap kingpin, who has made millions of Naira from kidnapping.
Sources confirmed that Wadume maintained and oiled a machinery of security operatives, including police and military personnel from across Taraba State which fed him with information on movements and location of victims for kidnapping.
The Joint Investigation panel is headed by Rear Admiral IT Olaiya and has a representative each from the Nigerian Army, Navy, Air Force, the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service and the Defence Intelligence Agency.
Members of IRT killed are ASP Felix Adolije, who led the team, Inspector Mark Ediale, Sergeants Usman Danzumi and Dahiru Musa