On Friday night, soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a multi-security taskforce keeping peace in Plateau, allegedly killed a taxi driver, Sadik Abdullahi Karafa.
Soldiers stationed at Paringada Market reportedly beat the deceased as he returned from Mangu before curfew.
Sadik was said to have returned around 9:20pm despite the curfew being from 10pm to 6am.
The elder brother of the deceased, Abdullahi Karafa, described how his brother was killed by the soldiers.
“We were at home when a mutual friend called to say that our brother had been arrested and beaten by soldiers along Faringada road. Umar Abdullahi, one of my younger brothers, went to the scene as soon as he heard that and saw the soldiers beating him.
“When he told them Sadik was his brother, they ignored him and put him inside their Hilux. That very Friday night, my brother returned home, and we decided to visit the checkpoint in the morning since it was already 10 pm. I found him already dead when I went to the Faringada checkpoint on Saturday morning.
“We then took the corpse to the Katako police station to report what had happened. He was beaten to death without explanation. The general officer commanding the 3rd division visited the family to offer comfort and assure them of justice. This will not be left to chance. “We demand justice,” he added.
Our correspondent contacted the OPSH spokesperson, Ishaku Takwa, who said he would investigate and get back to us, but he had not done so as of press time.