Shameful Killing of Protesting Youths by Soldiers in Plateau

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The killing of three youths on Thursday by soldiers in Plateau State during protests by locals against the murder of their paramount ruler by unknown assailants was shocking and disgraceful.

Saf Ron Kulere and chairman of Bokkos Traditional Council, Chief Lazarus Agai, his police orderly, wife, and son were killed on Monday on their way to Bokkos, after visiting the first class chief’s farm in Sha District.

It was simply outrageous that the security agents who could not safeguard the people against attack by those that killed the paramount ruler would turn their guns against his subject who were expressing anger over his assassination.
The soldiers ought to have shown some character and strength by restraining themselves, even in the face of provocation.
– Vincent Obia