- Abdullahi Karafa, a Jos taxi driver, has reportedly been beaten to death by personnel of the Nigeria Army
- According to reports, the deceased was allegedly beaten to death because he violated a cuefew put in place by the government
- Meanwhile, the military has vowed to punish any soldier involved in such action, insisting they must operate within the ambit of the law
Abdullahi Karafa was reportedly beaten to death for violating a curfew put in place by the Plateau state government.
The late Karafa, is a resident of Angwan Rimi community of Jos north LGA of Plateau.
The curfew was imposed in the state following an outbreak of violence. Lives and property have been lost to the latest rounds of violence.
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Meanwhile, Ishaku Takwa, spokesman of ‘Operation Safe Haven’ said Ibrahim Ali, head of state task force, vowed that any soldier found culpable will face the law, The Cable added.
Bombardments: Fleeing bandits abduct 20 villagers in Sokoto community
Meanwhile, bandits suspected to be fleeing Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aerial bombardments in the Bakura-Talata Mafara axis of Zamfara state on Tuesday, September 7 stormed Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto and kidnapped at least 20 residents.
Residents of the Dange Shuni local government area claimed that communities in the area were witnessing an influx of bandits recently.
Many bandits’ leaders and their foot soldiers have been killed during the military raids. They were reportedly killed by ground troops and through aerial reconnaissance since the blockage of communication and restriction of movement in the state.
Insecurity: Katsina governor cries out
Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina said that at least 10 out of the 34 local government areas of the state are under siege of bandits and other criminal elements.
The governor, who disclosed this on Thursday, August 5, in Katsina when the Cheif of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Farouk Yahaya visited him in his office, said the residents of the state could not sleep with their two eyes closed.
Masari stated that he and his people are disturbed by this issue of banditry, kidnappings, armed robbery, saying that they record at least one or two incidents every day.