Who are these soldiers working for? Whose side are they on? – Family of Inspector Mark Edaile questions Nigerian Army
Family members of Inspector Mark Edaile, have called for justice and thorough investigation into his death.
Inspector Mark was one of the police officers who were shot and killed by soldiers of the 93 Battalion in Taraba State last week.
At a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, August 14, Mark’s elder brother, Andrew Edaile demanded for answers to questions surrounding his death.
“The same Army that is charged with protecting the citizens of the country happens to be the perpetrators at the helm of this heinous and barbaric act. Our questions are: who are these soldiers working for?
Whose side are they on? And whose payroll are these military personnel on? This and many more questions we demand answers to. We also demand to know why the kidnapper was released by the army”.
Edaile, who was with the wife of the victim, Olubunmi Edaile and other members of his family blamed the army for the death of the inspector, adding that the family has been shattered since the news of his murder broke.
We come before all well-meaning Nigerians and the international community at large to voice out our displeasure over the gruesome murder and inglorious killing of our brother who went on official duty for his beloved country that he has served for over 16years,.
We vehemently speak against the perpetrators of this heinous act by the Nigerian Army and we demand a very thorough investigation by national, international community and as well independent body so that justice will be truly served” Andrew Edaile said.