Soldiers kill 5 wedding guests in Taraba 




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By SYLVANUS VIASHIMA
 
JALINGO – Five persons reportedly returning from a wedding were allegedly Friday morning by Nigerian soldiers at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba .
 
victims identified as Abdulkadir Bello, Tukur Bello, Philip Yakubu, Habu Yarima and Ya’u Misa, were reportedly returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around midnight on motorcycles when soldiers on patrol allegedly opened at them leading to unfortunate deaths.
 
One of youth who escaped Isah Umar, said that he and his riding on motorcycles back  to their village , Basa, ran into soldiers who, on sighting convoy of their motorcycles, opened on them.
 
He said he escaped into the bush but his friend Habu Yerima who conveyed him on his was not lucky as he was  hit by a bullet and died instantly.
 
Parents of the victims who besieged the mortuary of Federal Centre, Jalingo told reporters that their children were murdered in cold blood.
 
Bello Aliyu Jen, a father whose two sons were , said that “we need , the army must be account for the gruesome of our innocent children,” he said.
 
The Police Relations David Misal said he was yet to receive details of the case and the army authorities could not be reached for comments as at the time of this . (Daily Sun)