‘Youths ar­rested in Taraba not in­sur­gents’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

A for­mer mem­ber of the Taraba State House of As­sem­bly, Hay­atu Abubakar Haske, yes­ter­day said the 17 youths ar­rested by the army from Gidin Doruwa be­ing branded as mem­bers of the Boko Haram are in­no­cent people who know noth­ing about the group. Hay­atu, who hails from Gidin Doruwa, said those ar­rested are well known youths who grew up in the area and have their par­ents there and the ar­rest was done in er­ror. Ac­cord­ing to him, mil­i­tary per­son­nel who were sent to quell the cri­sis in Gidin Doruwa rounded up in­no­cent people and brand them as in­sur­gents.

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