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Bloody Friday in Taraba as soldiers allegedly kill youths, injure others



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Plenty of youths whose ages vary from twenty to twenty-seven have been shot useless and a number of other others injured in Taraba State allegedly by the lads of the Nigerian military.

The incident, in line with DAILY POST findings occurred on the early hours of Friday in Baka village of Ardo-Kola Native Authorities Council of the state.

The affected youths stays have been deposited within the mogul of the Federal Medical Centre which is situated in Jalingo metropolis. They have been mentioned to be getting back from a marriage ceremony once they met their premature deaths within the palms of the troopers.

The troopers who have been in the neighborhood to checkmate the actions of hoodlums terrorizing the state, have been mentioned to have mistaken the youths for kidnappers.

When DAILY POST visited the hospital premises, dad and mom of the victims have been in tears.

In tears, among the dad and mom who spoke with DAILY POST couldn’t fathom why the troopers opened fireplace on the youths on sighting them on bikes as an alternative of arresting them.

One of many dad and mom who gave his title as Bello Aliyu Jen, informed our correspondent that two of his sons have been among the many 5 youths killed by the troopers.

He gave the names of his deceased sons as Abdulkadir Bello -27 and Tukur Bello-20. In accordance with him, Abdulkadir was a last yr HND scholar of the Faculty of Agriculture, Jalingo.


Passionately calling on the federal government to do the needful by bringing the troopers to guide, he mentioned his dream had been shattered as his sons who in line with him have been working around the clocks to place smiles on his face are “no extra”.

Different affected dad and mom who additionally spoke with DAILY POST on the hospital sought to know why the troopers on sighting the youths from a distance determined to open fireplace on them, as an alternative of arresting and interrogating them to determine their missions.

Our state correspondent who was on the hospital as on the time the stays of the deceaseds have been introduced in noticed that their our bodies have been rattled with bullets.

A high safety personnel who spoke with our correspondent on the hospital scene apportioned blames to oldsters who in line with him at all times enable their kids and wards to “exit at late hours. ”

The deputy speaker of the State Home of Meeting, Harman Adama, who was additionally sighted on the hospital premises informed DAILY POST that two of his first cousins have been among the many 5 youths that have been gunned down by the troopers.

The Deputy Speaker who noticed that the incident occurred throughout the useless hours of the day cautioned dad and mom and guardians to at all times tread further official miles to stop their kids and ward from going out of their homes at late hours.

In accordance with him, the troopers who’ve been given presidential directives to flush out hoodlums from the state and the nation at giant have mentioned their actions weren’t intentional.


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