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NEWS UPDATE: Military taskforce torturing, arresting us illegally – Plateau community cries out

NEWS UPDATE: Military taskforce torturing, arresting us illegally – Plateau community cries out

The people of Dakunji in Vwang District of Jos S Local Regime Area of Plateau Province have cried out, saying the Nigerian armed services special task forcefulness, ‘Surgical process Safe Haven’ meant to restore peace in the province has turned against them.

The residents said it was important they shout out because of how the armed services invaded their villages and illegally arrested Hon. Davou Nyango, former Secretarial assistant of the Local Regime in the wee hours of Monday 13, September, 2021, and has been detained since and then.

Speaking at a press conference on Saturday in Jos, a text of which was made available to DAILY POST, the residents alleged that the armed services burgled the residence of Nyango, arrested and took him to their headquarters in Jos.

Chairman of Dakunji Concerned Citizens Forum, Mr Pam Logyang, spell addressing the press conference revealed that sporadic shooting by the armed services left residents in the community in panic mood because they thought they were kidnappers.

They said: “On the midnight of September no13, the armed services without prior notice or warrant of arrest, went to the residence of Nyango who was a former transitional Secretarial assistant of Jos S, broke into his house and took him absent.

“The unholy human activity has caused Panic in our community, where harmless villagers are currently living in fearfulness and many are terrified as a termination of the nervous shocks they received from the invasion.

“The armed services shot guns sporadically on air which led to pump attacks on many aged persons who are battling betwixt life and expiry at the aftermath of the incident.”

According to the Chairman, Nyango has been detained for nine days without bail, adding that he was brutalised leading to the harm of his right optic.

He added that the incident has left both the victim and the community physically and emotionally traumatised.

They called on the armed services to repair Nyango’s house and release him to go for medical attending as a termination of injuries inflicted on him by the soldiers.

They called on the armed services command to halt the operatives of Safe Haven from invading their communities whatever longer, adding that whether there were whatever issues, elders and stakeholders of the community were available for give-and-take.

Logyang said the community has pledged to work cordially with the armed services, adding that all armed services actions must be in accordance to constitutional and armed services extant law.

Reacting, the War machine Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa confirmed the arrest and detention of Mr Nyango but said he was never brutalised by the operatives as alleged.

The armed services said he has been released having not found culpable in the offense allegation against him.

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