The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has said that the army will take decisive action against its personnel involved in the killing of policemen in Taraba State.
Buratai made this known during the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff combined second and third quarters conference in Abuja. It would be recalled that soldiers of 93 Battalion at Ibi, Taraba State, last month shot dead three policemen and a civilian, and freed a notorious kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Wadume.
Burutai said that the military has concluded investigation on the killings, adding that the circumstances of the incident call for better inter-agency collaboration to forestall future occurrence.
Burutai also charged unit commanders to reorient their soldiers on civil-military relations and inter-service/inter-agency relationship. He said such clashes reflect negatively on the image of the Nigerian army.
The COAS noted that the Nigerian Army as part of the Armed Forces of Nigeria is mandated to support the civil authority and the Nigerian Police Force in internal security operations.