The Presidency said Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari is still waiting for the outcome of the investigation panel on the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Ibi, Taraba state, before taking appropriate actions.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said this while reacting to criticism that the president was indifferent on the killing.
In a series of tweets, Shehu said: “In response to press questions, I will confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba state.
“Contrary to those mischievous insinuations, President Buhari had ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to set up an investigation committee with representatives from all the security organisations in the country, including the police force.
“The President is not indifferent to the unfortunate incident, and would take decisive action as soon as the report of the panel is submitted to him.
“He is following due process and procedure. Putting the cart before the horse is not President Buhari’s way of doing things. Nigerians should show patience while the President awaits the report of the panel from the Chief of Defence Staff.”