Police arrest suspected killers of three officers, two vigilantes in Taraba

Taraba Police Command on Tuesday said it has apprehended three suspects in connection with the killing of three policemen and two vigilantes in the state.

The suspects were among 20 others held for other offences, who were presented to newsmen in Jalingo by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. David Akinremi.

He recalled that the policemen and the vigilantes were killed in Bujum village, Lau Local Government Area of the state on August 6, 2018 and had their AK-47 rifle and a Bareta pistol taken away by the attackers.

Akinremi said that the offences of the other 20 suspects included rape, armed robbery, vandalism and dealing in human parts.

He named the slain Police officers as ASP Kilobas Iliya, Sgt. John Dogo and PC Joel Saleh, adding that they and the deceased vigilantes were ambushed and killed by the gang of armed bandits while responding to a distress call.

The police boss said that one AK-47 rifle, single Barretta rifle, a locally-made pistol, cutlass and charms were recovered from the suspects.


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