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23 Apr 2018

Soldiers Attack In Benue: Victims Threaten To Drag Case Before NHRC

Victims of last weeks’ burning of over three hundred houses in Naka, Gwer West local govt area, Benue state , by alleged soldiers of the 72 Special Forces, have threatened to drag the Nigerian Army before the Human Right Commission for right abuse.

The threats follow the statement issued by Deputy Director Information and Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, denying the Army’s involvement in the arsonist attack, rather blaming the attack on some unidentified hoodlum.

” Following the barbaric killing of a soldier of 707 Special Force Brigade Makurdi on Internal Security at Naka community in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State on the 18th of April, 2018, and the subsequent arrest of some suspects, it was gathered that at about 1600 hours on Thursday the 19th April 2018, some unidentified hoodlums attacked and burnt some houses at the community”.

One of the victims, Mr Kwatse Innocent, alleged that the attackers were soldiers with marked Army number plates who stormed the town in five trucks and brandishing the gun at them.

Other victims led the team to inspect the extent of the damages, as the traditional ruler of Nagi, decry soldiers abuse of power.

Addressing the victims after a tour of the devastation, a member of the House of Rep. Mr Mark Gbila, tasked the Army authority to fish out one of the soldiers identified as Umaru Isah and his colleagues for the crime against humanity.
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