Samaritan held for helping gunshot victim

A Samaritan who took middle-aged man that was allegedly shot dead by a soldier to hospital have been arrested alongside other youths tagged as militants by the military Command in Mariah Community in Plateau State.

Joseph Matindiong Jelma, allegedly gun down with a rifle by a trigger-happy solder who was celebrating at a relaxation centre on April 22nd 2024 in Bakkos Local Government Area of the State, fuelling unrest.

The passersby, according to a statement endorsed by the Chairman of Bakkos Cultural Development Council Vanguard, Mr Farmasun Fuddang, who demanded for the arrest of the culprit, simply identified as ‘Gideon’.

Fuddang also demanded for a thorough investigation into the crime and unconditional release of the detainees in custody.

He condoled with family of the slain victim, stressing that “This dreadful action has resulted in mass arrest and it’s an egregious affront to justice and humanity”

He “We demand the swift action of the military and the State Attorney-General in apprehending and prosecuting the perpetrators to the fullest extend of the law”.

“We demand immediate release of all those arrested by soldiers in Marish both on April 22nd and the previous days.

“Justice must prevail and such barbaric act must not go unpunished in our society”, Fuddang enthused.

TheNewspad reports that military authorities in the State is yet to comment on the incident.

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