The Leadership of the Berom Youths Moulder-Association (BYM) has condemned in strong terms the avoidable killing of 18 Year Old Mr. Kenneth Gyang and the injuring of Emmanuel Pam by a personnel of the Special Task Force codenamed Operation Safe Haven stationed at the popular Vwei (Mararaban Jama’a) Kuru Jos South LGA of Plateau State.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Rwang Tengwong the victims were among the mourners conveying corpse from Zawan to Kuru for burial.
BYM also called for compensation for the person allegedly killed, injured person and property destroyed during the unfortunate incident. It also called for the arrest and handing over of the Perpetuator to the Police Force for preliminary investigation.
It also call for the constitution of an independent “Panel of Inquiry” to immediately investigate openly the incident, and also be briefed on every level of the investigation for the purpose of justice and said where the erring security agent is found culpable, he should be prosecuted accordingly.
“What is also baffling is that, funeral processions have never had such confrontation or prohibition either by order or convention from the security agents at this or any other checkpoint in Jos and its environs. The arbitrary killing of an innocent Kenneth, a promising young man had his precious and sacred life untimely terminated by an officer that ought to have guaranteed safety of lives and property of Nigerians whose tax money are used for payment of security agents. Worthy of mention herein is that some security agents stationed there registered their implied displeasure over what the officeer did.
“Similarly, the BYM call for immediate payment of #100,0000,000 (Hundred Million Naira) only as compensation for the precious life lost, #10,000,000 (Ten Million Naira) only for the injured person and One Hundred Million Naira (100,000,000.00) compensation for properties destroyed.
“For the records, we are not unaware of the accompanying threats posed to the residents of Kuru, especially Vwei-Mararaban Jama’a that there will be an invasion either this night or anytime soon. Should therefore be any attack carried on Community in Kuru District or any part thereof, either now or in the future, the officers that perpetrated the shootings as well as those that were stationed at the check point will held responsible as we will not take this lightly.
“Another unfortunate development is the destruction/burgling of homes, Church Auditorium, shops and property of people around the Mararaban-Jama’a after the tragedy.
“We call on our people to be calmed and remained law abiding as we will legally follow the development to its later to ensure justice is served” the statement said.
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