From new traffic reports getting to us, a taxi driver identified as Abdullahi Karafa was allegedly shot dead by some military personnel in Jos, Plateau State. The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven, responsible for the maintenance of peace in the state and other places is currently looking into the alleged murder case.
A Commercial cab driver was recently beaten to death by soldiers in Jos over violation of curfew
This information was revealed in a statement on Thursday by its Media Officer, Major. Ishaku Takwa. It was also reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NANS) that the deceased in question from the Angwan Rimi community of Jos North Local Government of the state, was allegedly beaten to death by soldiers at Farin Gada axis of the area.
From what we learnt, it was alleged that Karafa violated the curfew set by the state government at 10 p.m. Takwa disclosed that Maj-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, who is the Commander of the Task Force, visited the family of the victim and assured to bring the soldier if found guilty to justice. The commander said they are still in shock that a commercial cab driver was murdered in cold blood by their soldier.
Meanwhile, here is a video that proves the validity of a different report which claims that a commercial taxi driver was also beaten to death by a soldier for violating Covid-19 safety rule:
Soldiers beat taxi Driver to death
Major Ishaku Takwa, having confirmed the board of enquiry set up to unravel the unfortunate incident added that they had warned the operatives of the task force to operate under the extent of the law. According to him, anyone caught in violation of such would not be spared.
The curfew, imposed by the Plateau State government, is expected to last from dust to dawn as a way of combating the security challenges in the region. Takwa however assured the public of professional conduct from its personnel, in line with best global practices and rules of engagement.