Quite a few 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 boys of the Nigerian military.
The incident, based on DAILY POST findings happened 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 morgue of the Federal Medical Centre which is positioned in Jalingo metropolis. They have been mentioned to be coming back from a marriage ceremony after they met their premature deaths within the palms of the troopers.
The troopers who have been locally 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, mother and father of the victims have been in tears.
In tears, a number of the mother and father who spoke with DAILY POST couldn’t fathom why the troopers opened hearth on the youths on sighting them on bikes as a substitute of arresting them.
One of many mother and father who gave his identify as Bello Aliyu Jen, advised 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. Based on him, Abdulkadir was a last 12 months HND pupil of the School of Agriculture, Jalingo.
Passionately calling on the federal government to do the needful by bringing the troopers to e book, he mentioned his dream had been shattered as his sons who based on him have been working around the clocks to place smiles on his face are “no extra”.
Different affected mother and father 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 hearth on them, as a substitute 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 folks who based on him all the time permit their youngsters 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 advised 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 mother and father and guardians to all the time tread further official miles to forestall their youngsters and ward from going out of their homes at late hours.
Based on 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.