As the Judicial Commission on the Villagers and Military clash in Bosso local government of Niger State begins sitting today, there are fresh apprehensions over planned visit to the five villages by the military to search for their two missing rifles. It was gathered yesterday that the military has communicated its intention to visit  Kpaidna…

As the Judicial Commission on the Villagers and Military clash in Bosso local government of Niger State begins sitting today, there are fresh apprehensions over planned visit to the five villages by the military to search for their two missing rifles.

It was gathered yesterday that the military has communicated its intention to visit  Kpaidna and other villages to search for alleged missing rifles.

Government sources hinted that the military has already  informed the  office of Chief Security Adviser to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello that two rifles, a video camera and a walkie- talkie belonging to the military were still missing and that they needed to go and recover them from the village.

The development it was gathered has sent fears to the villagers who considered the visit as a reprisal visit hence the villagers claimed that all property belonging to the military have been returned to them.

It was learnt that six rifles and some other property belonging to the army were recovered from the villages on the day of the incident few weeks ago while the police later recovered two more riffles in the bushes around the village and handed it over to the military.

Consequently some of the traditional and community leaders from the area had told their people to return anything they found belonging to the military to the appropriate authority.

The chairman of Bosso local government area, Mr Isah Wakili  speaking on the development said,  “I heard that the army wanted to return to the villages. We asked them not to go to the communities because of the tendency of another clash taking place”.

Political adviser to the Niger State governor,  Mr Solomon Nyaeze  said, “We have done all we can to see that peace return to the area, we cannot say that their weapons are missing or not’ but all should be done not to give room for another clash.”

 

Source:Nigerian News from Leadership News