Two soldiers has been detained for allegedly shooting a vigilante commander in Adamawa state.
The commander whose name Otula Abraham Japheth, was shot in the leg following an argument about some military kits allegedly found in his possession.
Major Sani Haruna, the spokesperson for the 23 Brigade in Yola said the two soldiers has been detained while confirming the incident.
“We learnt that a vigilante member was found to be in possession of some military kits and cartridge holder; so the soldiers in question asked him to surrender them but he refused.
“Preliminary report showed that the vigilante guys began to mobilise their men, so one of the soldiers allegedly fired a shot; as it is, investigation is ongoing, and all items recovered are with the police.”
Japheth, while narrating his own side of the story denied possession of any military kit.
“No military kits of any kind were found in my possession but I can confirm that one vigilante member under my command, who goes by the name Kabiru, was the person found wearing a military face-cap and carrying a bag.
“On the fateful day, being June 28, 2020, a soldier in plain clothing, who was later identified as Lance Corporal Ebihus Amos, came to our neighborhood to collect Marijuana and other substances from local vendors and saw Kabiru wearing a military face-cap with a military bag strapped to his body.
“He attempted to confiscate the items but could not because he was in mufti, so he went and came back with a colleague, both of them dressed and armed.
“As commander of Luggere Unit, my attention was drawn to the scene, but before I got there, a tricycle packed in front of me and two military guys asked me to get on board but I refused and demanded to know why.
“Suddenly, the soldiers started hitting me with daggers, before one of them shot me in the leg and I was rushed to a hospital.”
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