Soldiers Accused Of Killing Innocent Youth In Yobe

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Soldiers of the 27 Task Force Brigade, Damaturu, capital of Yobe State, have allegedly killed a 26 year old man in Bundigari village, after a raid on the community.

Residents of the community who spoke to journalists in Damaturu, on Sunday said that the young man, Ibrahim Bala, was arrested with others during a raid on the community by the soldiers and was tortured before being released.

Bala was said to have died when he was being taken to the hospital after being handed over by the soldiers..

Spokesman of the community, Ali Useni, said that seven persons were arrested in the community and that when they were released Bala was discovered to have been badly tortured.

“The military after serious torture of Ibrahim and the other six people that were arrested called us and handed them over to us but the torture on Ibrahim by the military was too much that he died before we could got him to the Gen. Sani Abatcha Specialist hospital,” Useni stated.

However, the spokesman of the 27 Task Force Brigade Damaturu, George Okupe, a Lieutenant, denied knowledge of the young man’s death or the fact that he had been tortured by soldiers from the brigade.




     

     

    He, however, acknowledged that the deceased and the others were arrested for breaking the curfew imposed by the military on Damaturu because of the security situation in the North east.

    “As far as I know, those arrested were curfew breakers but I don’t have knowledge that one of the people died because the information I got is that those boys were released this morning and none was reported to have died,” Okupe said.

    He explained that following the complaints lodged by the community, the commander of the 27 Task Force Brigade has set-up a team to investigate the matter.

    A 24 hour curfew was imposed on Damaturu in December, 2014 after insurgents attempted to take over the Yobe State capital but it was later relaxed to 10.00 pm to 6.00 am.

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    1 COMMENT

    1. Where did you get this Report?
      You just Publish Nonsense , This is Not what Really Happened.
      First Bundigari is not a Village ,
      Second the Person who was killed by the Soldiers is 20/21,
      Third They more than Seven,
      fourth they were arrested in their Respective home not on the Street.
      Fifth hi was killed for No reason.

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