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  • Updated: December 28, 2023

Borno govt condemns alleged soldier's killing of truck driver along Gamboru-Ngala road

Borno govt condemns alleged soldier's killing of truck drive

The Borno State Government has condemned in strong terms the alleged killing of a truck drive by a soldier at a checkpoint along the Gamboru-Ngala road of the state. 

The deceased was identified as 35-year-old Muhammad Bello of Bulabulin Monday Market area in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC).

The Government also extended its condolences to the family of the deceased, assuring of ensuring that justice is served.

This was contained in a statement on Thursday by the Borno State Ministry of Information and Internal Security.

The statement partly reads: "The Borno State Government has received the sad news of the killing of a truck driver on Tuesday, 26th December, 2023 along Gamboru-Ngala Road, with utter shock, anguish and dismay. 

"The victim, Mal. Muhammad Bello was a resident of Bulabulin Monday Market area in MMC and averagely 35 years old.

"The Government condemns in strong terms this act of violence allegedly committed by military personnel. 

"The Government also commiserates with the family of the deceased. May Allah repose the soul of the deceased and grant his family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. 

"The Government is following up this matter, and will take all necessary measures to ensure that the matter is properly investigated and suspects are prosecuted. Anyone who is found guilty will face the full wrath of the law.

"Meanwhile, the Borno State Government urges the general public and, in particular, members of the Road Transport Workers Union, to maintain patience and decorum while the matter is handled according to the law."

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