NBA threat­ens court action over mur­der of driver by NSCDC per­son­nel

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Dutse

The Ji­gawa State branch of the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) has given the state com­mands of the Nigeria Po­lice Force and Nigeria Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) a month ul­ti­ma­tum to make their find­ings pub­lic on the case in­volv­ing a mem­ber of the NSCDC who al­legedly killed a driver and mem­ber of the Na­tional Union of Road Trans­port Work­ers (NURTW) last month.

The driver was killed in a clash between mem­bers of NURTW and Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Dutse, when ve­hi­cles be­long­ing to NURTW were im­pounded by FRSC dur­ing an en­force­ment pa­trol on speed limit de­vice.

The mem­bers of the NURTW marched to the com­mand of FRSC in protest which turned vi­o­lent, when a team of NSCDC ar­rived the scene shoot­ing in the air which led to the death of one Hus­saini An­daza while a po­lice­man sus­tained gun­shot in­jury.

The state chair­man of the NBA, Bar­ris­ter Baffa Al­has­san, handed the ul­ti­ma­tum yes­ter­day while brief­ing news­men in his of­fice in Dutse, say­ing his as­so­ci­a­tion would no longer fold its arms watch­ing se­cu­rity agen­cies us­ing ex­ces­sive force on de­fence­less mem­bers of the pub­lic.

Al­has­san main­tained that if the se­cu­rity agen­cies failed to make their find­ings on the sus­pect known to the pub­lic, his as­so­ci­a­tion would have no op­tion but to head to court to look for jus­tice for the vic­tim. He said it would be the sec­ond time this year that se­cu­rity agen­cies in the state were us­ing ex­ces­sive force on mem­bers of the pub­lic.

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