Good day, and welcome to the latest Taraba State online news headlines update for today, Monday, August 12th, 2019, on Concise News.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence an immediate investigation into the killing of three police officers and a civilian by soldiers. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the National Security Council, presided by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja on Thursday. Concise News had reported that three policemen were killed while on investigative activities within the Ibi area of the northeast state. Read more here.
The Nigeria Police Force has demanded to know the whereabouts of a notorious kidnap suspect Hamisu Bala Wadume, who was allegedly freed by soldiers in Taraba State on Wednesday. The Force made this known in a statement on Thursday by its Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba. The police spokesman said that while the suspect was freed, three policemen and one civilian were killed by soldiers. Read more here.
The Taraba State governorship election petitions tribunal on Friday granted the request of the All Progressives Congress (APC), seeking to be re-listed in the governorship petition that had earlier been dismissed. Concise News recalls that the Tribunal sitting at the FCT High Court, Apo had on July 10, dismissed the petition filed by Abubakar Danladi of the APC, challenging the re-election of Gov. Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 9 governorship election in the state. Delivering his ruling, the chairman of the three-man tribunal, Justice M. O. Adewara held that the petition filed by the APC (second petitioner) had merit and as such is granted. Read more here.
The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), a civil society organisation, has condemned the recent killing of three gallant policemen on duty to capture a kidnap kingpin in Taraba, Concise News reports. The Chairman of Board of Intersociety, Emeka Umeagbalasi, lamented the incident in a statement issued last Friday in Enugu. Umeagbalasi noted that the group had resolved to continuously advocate for the betterment of the society and its social forces including the military and the police; and insistence that ‘the right things must be done and at the right time’. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Taraba State online news headlines. Do enjoy the rest of your day!