President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to begin investigation of the incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted in the death of three police officers and a civilian.
Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, said President Buhari gave the directive on Thursday during a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House, Abuja.
“The council also decided that the unfortunate incidents in Taraba State in Ibi, a committee will be setup under the Defence Headquarters to critically look into the circumstances that led to the unfortunate incident,” he said.
Police and the army had earlier announced a Joint Investigation Panel to investigate the incident.
Abubakar also said that the council evaluated the current strategy of managing internal security operations across the country.
“We are making substantial progress in all the areas of conflicts,’’ he said.
The air chief said the introduction of technology and drones to fight crimes was also discussed.