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Still on Taraba Killings: Slain Policeman Praised by Army for Arresting Killers of Colonel in 2016

A mild-drama ensued at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday, as it was established that one of the policemen killed by soldiers in Taraba State after arresting a suspected millionaire kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, last week, got the commendation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Burutai, for assisting the Nigeria Army in June 2016.

Elder brother of late Inspector Mark Philip Ediale. Mr Andrew Ediale, Widow of the slain officer, Mrs Olubunmi Ediale and another brother, Mr. Paul Ediale at the briefing calling for independent investigation of killing of the IRT officers by soldiers in Taraba state

This came on a day the families of the three operatives of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, IRT, and a civilian killed in the attack, tasked the federal government to ensure justice was done in the issue.

It was learned that Inspector Edaile Mark, 36, was part of a team of Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, deployed to Kaduna State by the then Inspector -General of Police, Solomon Arase, to track and arrest killers of a serving officer of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Samaila Inusa, who was abducted in Kamazo area of Kaduna State.

His corpse was found two days later at Ajyaif community of Kaduna State.

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