There is seems to be a mounting tension in Sukur District over the killing of a Man by a Nigerian Soldier stationed in the Madagali area of Adamawa state.
Report reaching us through Sukur Youth Development Association’s Secretary, Lawrence Luka said Solomon Joshua was shot dead when he was trying to escape from the soldier’s brutality and his motorcycle seizure.
Lawrence narrated that the incident happened Tuesday morning after the parking space to Sukur, along Rugudum/Tiksu Road of Madagali Local Government where Solomon met his Waterloo.
He said the victim, Joshua is in his late twenties is one of the many casualties of the military ferocity attitudes to the people in recent times.
He accused the military who were asked to secured their areas against external aggressors, protect and their lives and property but end up brutalising and extorting money from them,making seizure of Motorcycles and most a times converting them to their personal use.
He worried that they have buried their son, calling on Justice to prevail over what he described as constant injustice being meted on them by Nigerian Military.
“The Young Man ran away in trying to escape the Military brutality and seizure of his Motorcycle which is a new one and to reclaim back after the seizure he must pay at least not less than forty thousand naira (40,000)
” He hid himself behind a three at Rugudum Junction not knowing the armed soldier has targeted him and gunned him down instantly.” He said
The Village head of Sukur, Luka Gizi said the worst has happened to them and take consoled that they’re in talking terms with the Senior Military in charge of their operations in Madagali.
According to him, they had a meeting with Col Musa who is the senior commanding officer patrolling the unit in Madagali and other communities, and have regretted over the incident.
When contacted the public relations officer of the 23 Armored Brigade in Yola, Major Mohammed Haruna Sani said Madagali military operations is not their jurisdiction of the command’s operations, theirs stop at Mubi.
According to him the unit is under operation Zaman Lafiya dole in Maiduguri.