Army investigates alleged involvement of its personnel in Murder/Extortion of Woman in Kastina

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it has commenced investigation to unravel Soldiers allegedly involved in the Extortion and Murder of a woman in Katsina state assuring that they will be brought to book if apprehended.

A statement by Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima, Director Army Public Relations said, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has being drawn to a speculation over gruesome murder and extortion of a woman in Katsina State.

“It was alleged that a woman was arrested in a commercial vehicle in possession with money estimated to be the sum of Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira (#420,000) only, by members of local vigilante group on Wednesday 7 May 2021 at about 10:00PM, in Yankara village along Funtua-Gusau road and was handed over to the troops in order to interrogate the source of the money.

“Few days later the woman was said to be killed by the troops.

“The Nigerian Army therefore wishes to inform the general public that it has commenced investigation into the matter and assure the public that any one found wanting in connection with allegation will be made to face the wrath of the law.

“The Army plead with the general public to remain calm as it is determined to get to the root of the matter.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to once again reiterate it’s commitment to the protection of lives and properties of the citizens in accordance with it’s constitutional responsibility and strict adherence to the rules of engagements in its operations.

“Therefore, the Nigerian Army will not tolerate any act of misconduct and unprofessionalism from it’s personnel.”

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