Soldier kills Man Trying to Escape Motorcycle Seizure in Adamawa

Joshua, who is in his late twenties, is one of the many victims of recent military ferocity against civilians, according to him.
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The killing of a man by a Nigerian soldier stationed in the Madagali region of Adamawa state appears to be escalating tensions in Sukur District.

According to the Sukur Youth Development Association's Secretary, Lawrence Luka, Solomon Joshua was shot dead while attempting to flee the soldier's violence and the capture of his motorcycle.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning after the parking space to Sukur, along the Rugudum/Tiksu Road of Madagali Local Government, where Solomon encountered his Waterloo, according to Lawrence.

Joshua, who is in his late twenties, is one of the many victims of recent military ferocity against civilians, according to him.

He accused the military of brutalizing and extorting money from the people who were asked to defend their areas against foreign aggressors, protect their lives and property, and seizing motorcycles and converting them to their personal use.

He expressed concern that they had buried their son and urged Justice to prevail over what he described as the Nigerian military's relentless injustice towards them.

“The Young Man ran away in trying to escape the Military brutality and seizure of his Motorcycle which is a new one and to reclaim back after the seizure he must pay at least not less than forty thousand naira (40,000)

”He hid himself behind a three at Rugudum Junction not knowing the armed soldier has targeted him and gunned him down instantly.”
He said

The worst has happened to them, according to Sukur Village Head Luka Gizi, who is comforted by the fact that they are on good terms with the Senior Military in charge of their operations in Madagali.

They met with Col Musa, the senior commanding officer patrolling the unit in Madagali and other communities, and expressed remorse for the incident, he said.

When contacted, Major Mohammed Haruna Sani, the public relations officer for the 23 Armored Brigade in Yola, said that the command's operations do not extend to Madagali and that they end at Mubi.

According to him, the unit is currently engaged in Maiduguri's Zaman Lafiya dole service.