Apo killings: Umar alleges military, SSS conspiracy
Former military administrator of Kaduna State retired Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar has commended the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on their report which indicted the Attorney General of the Federation, the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Security over the killing of eight migrant workers in Abuja.
Speaking with Daily Trust on phone yesterday, Umar, who had previously faulted the killings, also urged the Federal Government to investigate what he termed as conspiracy between the military and the SSS in the September incident.
“The human rights commission did a very good job. I congratulate them for diligently investigating the killings and coming up with this report. The claims by security agents that the victims were members of Boko Haram were without credible evidence.
He said the security agencies have refused to demolish the building in Apo as they have done to other buildings where suspected members of Boko Haram have been found.
According to him, the FG should sell the property and use the money to pay compensation to the members of the victims’ families as ordered by the NHRC.
While accusing the Senate committees which investigated the killings of trying to exonerate the security agencies, Umar urged the military to own up and punish culprits so as to avoid impunity among soldiers and people from resorting to self-help.