According to SaharaReporters, the relatives of a police officer killed by soldiers have dragged Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami, before the Federal High Court, Abuja, for failing to prosecute the suspects.
On August 6, 2019, Inspector Mark Ediale alongside two other policemen were shot dead in Taraba State on the Ibi-Jalingo Road by soldiers under the command of Captain Tijjani Balarabe.
The soldiers unleashed an attack on the police officers leading to the freedom of a kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu, also known as Wadume, who was held captive by the policemen in the Intelligence Response Team.
The Nigerian Army has owned up to the tragedy and said the slain policemen were mistaken for kidnappers.
The army also blamed the attack on the communication gap even though the murdered policemen showed the soldiers their identity cards before being killed.
The suspect, Wadume, who has publicly confessed to crime, is currently being prosecuted before the Abuja Federal High Court.
But the soldiers, who killed the policemen are yet to be prosecuted.