Sultan, 9 others to investigate soldiers’ killing of civilians in Sokoto

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-man committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of the Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.Mr Tambuwal represented by Commissioner for Security and Carrier Matters, retired Col. Garba Moyi, said the 10-member committee was for fact finding and would report back to government in five days.
The committee is being chaired by DCP Charles Mozie of the command’s Criminal Investigation Department while Mr Abdulkadir Muhammad from Carrier and Security Matters office is the Secretary.

Other members were from the Department of State Security, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar was represented in the committee by Ubandoman Sabon-Birni, Alhaji Malami Malami Maccido and the Distric Head of Gagi, Alhaji Sani Umar-Jabbi.

Also on the committee were the state Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Muhammad Muhammad and Malam Ibrahim Shuni representing Civil Society Organisations.

Mr Tambuwal urged the committee members to be transparent in the course of the investigation, as the issues involved human lives.

He assured that the government would take appropriate measures based on the committee’s recommendations.

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