Re: Soldiers Allegedly Beat 27 year old Man to Death in Taraba
The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to newspaper reports, particularlt online medium, sunnews online of April 2, 2018 where it was alleged that soldiers on Exercise Ayem Akpatuma, beat 27 years old man, Yusuf Haruna to death at Mbanga in Sadauna LGA of Taraba state.
This allegation is misleading and untrue.
The Nigerian Army wishes to out the record straight to avoid misinforming the public.
Contrary to this allegation, the deceased was a notorious youth who lived in Mbara quarters of Mbanga community.
He was known to be engaging in all forms of criminal activities.
He was apprehended by troops deployed on Operation Ayem Akpatuma and while making efforts to hand him over to the police for questioning, he escaped from custody.
The soldiers were later informed that he died at the Family Healthcare Hospital, Mbanga.
The deceased was not beaten nor touched as reported by some section of the media.
The deceased was said to be an epileptic patient according to a source from the Family Health care Hospital Management.
The Nigerian Army wishes to caution the media to always cross check their facts before rusing to press and be objective in their reportage of security related issues.
Furthermore, the general public is advised to report suspected movements in their areas to the nearest security agency for prompt action.
Brigadier General Texas Chikwu,
Director, Army Public Relations.