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Nigerian Army arrests two policemen working for wanted Taraba kidnapper, Wadume

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The investigative team set-up by the Defence Headquarters on the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state has arrested two policemen.

According to Daily Trust, the policemen, who work at Ibi police division “were arrested for allegedly leaking information to suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Wadume of plans to arrest him”.

The panel was also reported to have ordered the arrest of five soldiers who were at the army checkpoint, while about 60 people with connections to him are being hunted.

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It was also gathered that the panel has dismantled the two army checkpoints along the road where the killings occurred while the bodies of those killed have been conveyed to Abuja.

The defence headquarters (DHQ) had set up a panel to investigate the death of the policemen shot by soldiers while conveying the suspect along Ibi-Jalingo road in Taraba.

Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, had said the soldiers mistook the officers for kidnappers, a claim the police has dismissed.

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