Soldiers posted to restore peace in a community in Plateau State have been accused of killing some protesting youths.
According to one Prince Rotdunna Ibn Sekat, a Senior Intelligence Officer at Citizens for Peace and First Aid Mission of Nigeria (CPFMN), the soldiers who are members of the Special Task Force (STF), confronted the protesting youths in the local government area and opened fire on them, killing six with many others injured.
This is what Sekat posted on his Facebook wall:
"I would like to bring to the attention of the newly posted STF commander to Jos, Plateau State, over the barbaric, senseless and cowardly killing of six youths who came out to protest the killing of our Royal Father, the Saf Ron-Kulere, who was gruesomely murdered in cold blood recently.
The killing of the harmless youths by your men today is unacceptable, condemnable and calls for CAUTION on your part and how your officers and men handle the situation in Bokkos.
Sir, you don't expect a wounded python to treat you with levity; we are aggrieved, in pains and weeping uncontrollably over the murder of our father, yet your boys are busy killing us.
What have we done to deserve this from your men? What is our crime? Is it because we came out to protest? Where were your men when Sha, the home town of the murdered Monarch, was attacked yesterday and so many people killed and churches burnt down?
Mr. Commander sir, I will urge you to treat Bokkos issue with utmost CAUTION, MATURITY AND INTELLIGENCE, if not it will degenerate to a situation that you and your men cannot handle."
"There are rules of engagement in the military and other security agencies should follow it to the latter. Call your officers and men to order!
Plateau State is shaking! The blood of men is hot like fire. Mothers and children are left defenceless. We don't need any further blood shed by your men any where on the Plateau."
The protesting youths in Bokkos, Plateau State
Photo Credit: Facebook
"Go after the killers of our Royal Father and bring them to book; don't go after our harmless youths who are just protesting over what happened to us."
See bodies of some of the murdered youths in Pulse Gallery