Taraba killings: Buratai speaks on what will happen to indicted officers


Opening up for the first time after the killing of five police officers in Taraba State, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has said any officer indicted in the Taraba killings of August 6 would be prosecuted.

The COAS has also charged soldiers to obey the rules of engagement.

Buratai specifically reiterated that he would deal decisively with the officer and all the soldiers who took part in the killings and shootings of five police officers attached to the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), in Taraba State, on August, 6.

The army chief who condemned the killings, which he said had attracted very negative publicity and painted the Nigerian Army in a bad light, said he would no longer tolerate indiscipline from personnel.

Buratai, who also condemned the killing of an okada operator in Abia State as well as the rape of a female student by a soldier in Ondo State, charged commanders on the need to embark on training and re-training of officers and soldiers under their command.

Buratai, gave the warning at the ongoing Chief of Army Staff combined second and third quarter conference in Abuja.

The army chief who used the occasion to announce that the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters to investigate the Taraba killings, said he would take decisive actions against those involved to ensure such does not happens again.



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