Family petition FG , seeks urgent investigation into extra Judicial killing Of Their Son In Taraba state

The family of Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Manu who was allegedly murdered by men of the Nigerian army has raised concern over the silence of the federal government over the gruesome mother of their son.

This was contained in a petition made available to newsmen by the family of the deceased in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state. they called on the federal government to immediately come to the aide of the family by Investigating the circumstances that led to the alleged killing of their breadwinner by the men of the 20 Battalion of the Nigerian Army.

According to the petition, before the alleged murder of Manu, he was said to have been invited by some soldiers stationed at Dan-anacha village in Gassol local government on Oct. 6, 2020, but never returned but rather to the dismay of the family, his dead body was said to have been found at a Primary School in the said village (Dan-anacha) stating that the “we noticed that all his bodies had bruises”

The autopsy said to have been conducted on the deceased as made known by the petitioners “indicated that he dies of internal bleeding resulting from the severe beatings he received.”

The petition which was jointly signed on behalf of the family by Abdullahi Usman Manu and Bello Ibrahim stated that “the deceased, aged 47 was invited by some soldiers stationed at Dan-anacha on Oct. 6, 2020, and his dead body was later on found at Suitmay Primary School in Dan-anacha” adding that the body had bruises and the autopsy indicated that he dies of internal bleeding resulting from beating.”

The family who is now cap in hands seeking for justice said the “gruesome killing of our breadwinner has drawn our family several miles backward because we can no longer meet up with the challenges of life.”

Passionately urging the authority concern to come to their aide by compensating the family, the need for the government to as well-tread extra legitimate miles to bring to book the perpetrators, they believed would go a long way to serve as a deterrent to persons who took pleasure in brutalizing innocent citizens.

A female member of the family, Jamila Bello who also voiced out her sadness over what she described as “man inhumanity to man” said since the alleged murder “things have not been easy with our family because he was our major breadwinner. ”

Throwing her weight behind the family, the need for President Mohammadu Buhari and the Defense headquarters to as a matter of urgency wade in by fishing out ” those soldiers that are behind the death of our beloved one” she said has become necessary.

With tears streaming down how cheeks when newsmen visited the home of the deceased she ” can you believe that apart from us now finding it difficult to pay the children school fees and medical bills, feeding and clothing ourselves have also become another major problem to us now?”

The petition which newsmen observed was duly signed by members of the deceased family was copied to the National Security Advisers Office, the Director-General, Department of State Services, Inspector General of Police, Senate President, Speaker Federal House of Representatives, and National Human Rights Commission.

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