Soldiers attached to a Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, OPSH, maintaining peace in Plateau State and its environs have allegedly beaten a cab driver to death in Jos, the state capital.
The victim identified as Abdullahi Karafa, was allegedly beaten to death for violating a 10pm restriction of movement order by the state government.
Karafa, a resident of Angwan Rimi community of Jos North Local Government Area of the state, was allegedly murdered by soldiers at Farin Gada area in Jos metropolis.
However, a Broad of Enquiry has been constituted by the authorities of the Special Task Force to investigate the incident.
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OPSH Media Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, disclosed this in a statement in Jos.
He said the Commander of the Task Force, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, has visited the family of the deceased and assured that any soldier found culpable would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“OPSH received with shock a report that its personnel deployed at Farin Gada beat and murdered a commercial taxi driver, Mr. Abdullahi Karafa.
“Immediately we received the report, our commander visited the deceased family and condoned them over the unfortunate incident.
“The commander has since constituted a Board of Enquiry to unravel those behind the heinous act”, Takwa said.
He noted that the commander has warned officers and men of the task force to operate within the ambit of the law, saying anyone caught wanton would not be spared.
General Ali assured the public that its personnel would continue to be professional, operate in line with the international best practices and rules of engagement.
Recall that the Plateau State government had imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in some areas in the aftermath of the security challenges.
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