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The Nigerian Army has vowed that all immediate and remote circumstances relating to the killing of a taxi driver in Jos, Plateau State by soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) will be unraveled.

This is as the Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN, Major General Ibrahim Ali has condemned the act, noting that soldiers must operate with professionalism at all times.

He has therefore ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.

As earlier reported by Naija News, a taxi driver identified as Sadik Abdullahi Karafa was beaten to death by soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH).

It was reported that the military men beat the driver at Paringada Market while returning from Mangu before the curfew hour operational in the state kicked off.

A further report had it that the driver returned around 9:20 pm, while the curfew was fixed for 10 pm.

Reacting, the Army in a statement on Saturday by a Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa vowed that the matter will not be swept under the carpet.

He said the OPSH Commander has already visited the family of the deceased to commiserate with them and assured them that justice will be done on the matter.

“The commander has since constituted a board of inquiry to unravel those behind the heinous act. He assured that those who would be found culpable will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” the statement added.

Takwa said further in the statement that troops must always respect the fundamental human rights of the citizens and adhere strictly to rules of engagement while discharging their duties.

“Therefore, any act short of this is condemnable and unacceptable by OPSH,” he submitted.

Source: Naija News

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