The soldiers beat up the alleged phone thief to an unconscious state and dumped his body at his residence.
Rariya, a Hausa news page, reports that the victim, Umar Abdulaziz, brutally tortured by the soldiers till he gave up the ghost despite his denials that he did not steal the phone.
Despite rebuttals by the military authorities in the state, some witnesses have indicted the soldiers saying they saw how they tortured Abdulaziz after the woman identified as Fatima who is said to be a girlfriend to one of the soldiers, reported that the deceased stole her phone.
According to the report, the soldiers beat the man to the extent that when he lost consciousness, they secretly took his body to his house and dropped him there before escaping.
Abdulaziz’s relatives were said to have rushed him to a hospital where he was confirmed dead.