Presidency Calls For Patience From Nigerians
The Presidency has disclosed that contrary to believe in certain quarters, President Muhammadu Buhari is not unconcerned about the recent inter-agency clash between the police and the army.
Recall soldiers of the Nigerian Army killed some operatives of the Nigeria Police in Taraba state who were on a covert mission to arrest a wanted kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu.
The army authorities in reaction to the unfortunate development claimed its men were unaware those killed were police operatives as it only responded to a distress call in the area.
The clash between the two security agencies has sparked off several claims and counterclaims between the leadership of both agencies.
Naija News recalls some police operatives, and a civilian were killed in the clash between the security operatives while the whereabouts of Alhaji Hamisu, the kidnap kingpin at the center of the whole incident remains unknown.
However, reacting to the development, Mallam Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson said in a statement on Monday that a committee is already in place to investigate the incident.
He added that the President will take decisive steps upon receipt of the report from the committee.
“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 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.”
Author: Oladipo Abiola