The Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA), Makurdi Department, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to order probe into the invasion of Konshisha and Gwer East native authorities areas of Benue State.
The enchantment was contained in a press release yesterday in Makurdi by its department chairman, Justin Gbagir.
The Defence Headquarters had claimed that unknown males killed an Military captain and 11 troopers on Achoho-Oju highway in Konshisha.
In response to the Defence Headquarters, the troopers have been on particular operation to deliver peace to the warring communities of Bonta and Okpute.
However, Gbagir appealed to President Buhari to urgently warning the navy and order investigation into the invasion of the 2 native authorities areas.
He mentioned the navy had on April 7 and April 8 invaded eight communities in Konshisha and Gwer East native authorities areas, killing and destroying property price billions of naira.
Gbagir named the communities as together with Bonta, Gungul, Adoka, Guleya, Agidi, Gbinde, Agune in Konshisha and Mbayase of Ullam in Gwer-East Native Authorities Space.
He mentioned NBA condemned the killing of harmless individuals in no matter guise by both the safety operatives or civilians.
“Consequently, we’re frightened given the reasons provided by the navy on the task of the navy officers and the size and the depth the operation nosedived and the armoury employed on helpless civilians.
“We name on President Buhari and the Army Excessive Command to conduct an investigation into the actual intent of the operation, which has introduced in a load of humanitarian disaster that left harmless residents homeless.
“The incident additionally led to the destruction of foodstuffs, financial bushes and alleged lack of human lives.
“That is one destructions too many, which fuels the pondering that it’s premeditated, correctly deliberate and executed with the agenda to decimate and exterminate the Tivs,” he mentioned.
Gbagir questioned the operational tips issued to the officers on the mentioned rescue mission of the lacking troopers as they have been presently destroying villages and killing individuals in areas outdoors the scene of the act.
“If this was really the mission of those officers as designated by their superiors, then switching the contact pads of the set off on helpless communities outdoors the warring areas of Bonta and Okpute is a matter of concern.
“This additionally results in solemn contemplation as to the actual motive of the Military.
“We additional lament the brazen, uncivil, beastly and commando method of the Nigerian Military on the lives and properties of the communities.”
In response to the department chairman, the NBA would proceed to respect the rule of regulation and promote the sanctity of human life within the nation.
“The right factor to do in an allegation of crime is for the accused/perpetrator because the case could also be to undergo the total process of felony trials as supplied below the nation’s regulation,’’ he mentioned.
He appealed to the Benue Authorities to urgently present shelter and reduction supplies to the affected communities.