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Army meets with Abuja assault victims after Daily Trust report

The army authorities have met with the residents of Tungan-Maje, who were assaulted by soldiers. Daily Trust had reported how soldiers, who invaded three...

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Arabic was included on the Nigeria army logo to deflect criticism that the star looked like a Jewish symbol copyright@HQNigerianArmy

The army authorities have met with the residents of Tungan-Maje, who were assaulted by soldiers.

Daily Trust had reported how soldiers, who invaded three houses in the area, attacked residents, including the Galadima of Tungan-Maje, Salihu Aliyu.

After the report, one Major AU Mukhtar, met with the victims at the Zuba Divisional Police Headquarters.

Daily Trust gathered that he met with them on Tuesday, and asked them to give him details of what happened in the community and the identities of the soldiers that assaulted them.

It was learnt that the victims, who met with the army major in the office of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Zuba, told him that they couldn’t identify the soldiers since the attack was carried out at night.

One of the victims, who preferred anonymity, confirmed to our reporter of meeting with the army major.

“Really, we met with one army major AU Mukhtar at Zuba police division on Tuesday, where he told us that we should join him to the barrack so that we can identify those soldiers that assaulted us, but we told him that we are not going since those soldiers came in the dark,” he said.

He said the army major later assured them that he will write a report after the investigation.

When contacted, the Zuba Divisional Police Officer (DPO), said he was not aware of the army Major’s meeting with the assaulted victims of Tungan-Maje.

“But the only thing I know is that some natives of Tungan-Maje came to report a particular woman at my division, that is all I know,” he claimed.

Daily Trust had reported that some soldiers had on Sunday night stormed three houses in Tungan-Maje and allegedly assaulted the Galadima of Tungan-Maje, Salihu Aliyu, and his eldest son, Abdulrahman Salihu alongside six others.

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