The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), which is responsible for keeping peace in Plateau State and its environs, has established a Board of Enquiry to probe the alleged assassination of Abdullahi Karafa, a cab driver, by its personnel in Jos, the state capital.
Its Media Officer, Maj. Ishaku Takwa, made the announcement on Saturday in Jos.
Karafa, a resident of Angwan Rimi community in Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau, was allegedly beaten to death by troops in Farin Gada axis of the area, according to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN).
The deceased was accused of breaking the state government’s curfew, which was set at 10 p.m.
According to Takwa, the Task Force Commander, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali, visited the relatives of the deceased and told them that any soldier found guilty will face the full wrath of the law.
OPSH received with shock a report that its personnel deployed at Farin Gada beat and murdered a commercial taxi driver, Mr Abdullahi Karafa.
“Immediately we received the report, our commander visited the deceased family and condoned them over the unfortunate incident.
“The commander has since constituted a board of enquiry to unravel those behind the heinous act,“ the statement said.
According to Takwa, the commander has advised the task force’s officers and troops to act within the bounds of the law, warning that anyone discovered breaking the law will not be spared.
He did tell the public, however, that its workers would remain professional and operate in accordance with worldwide best practices and engagement regulations.
Following security concerns in the area, the Plateau government enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew.