March 21, 2023

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Military killed two Southern Kaduna youths, SOKAPU alleges

Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has alleged that men of Operation Safe Haven, the security outfit keeping the peace in Southern Kaduna and Plateau State, have killed two of their youths.

SOKAPU which identified the killed youths as Emmanuel Nuhu, a  200 level student of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya and Tina Julius, a mother of four, said they were killed last Sunday during a peaceful protest at Fadan Karshi, Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State

The Union said it reached out to the leadership of the military outfit on the alleged killings, and they claimed that the protesting youths were armed, and shot at their men first.

In a statement issued by its spokesman Luka binniyat, SOKAPU said Nuhu, 20, and Julius, 34,  a mother of four, were buried after a grim funeral service at the 1st ECWA Church, Fadan Karshi.

“The two were shot dead  last Sunday (11th October, 2020 by armed personnel of Operation Safe Haven (OpSH) during a peaceful demonstration stage by the youths of the town against an unofficial  curfew imposed over the town by OpSH made up of the military and paramilitary personnel  since June this year,” the statement said.

“Our findings showed that the curfew was enforced with severe brutality that spared not even elderly and respectable members of the small town who found themselves outside during the 6pm-6am curfew hours. Yet, there had been no case of any breach of public peace in Fadan Karshi for years now.

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