One person has been killed by soldiers at a check point at Gadan Karofi (Karofi bridge) along CBN Bye Pass in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The Taraba state police public relations officer Abdullahi Usman confirmed the incident to Channels Television via a telephone interview.
He, however, said that the command was investigating the case to ascertain what really transpired.
An eye witness who spoke in confidence said a local vigilante member was arguing with the military personnel who were trying to ensure that movements were restricted accordingly.
According to the witness, the argument escalated rather to fast and before anyone knew it, the individual had been shot by a soldier.
The Jalingo Local Government Area Commander of Vigilante, Munir Bello when contacted confirmed the incident but noted that he is not sure of the deceased’s identity yet.
He said that his men have been dispatched to the Federal Medical Center Jalingo where the corpse was deposited to verify his identity.
“We have sent men to the Federal Medical Centre to identify the body of the said person and we are yet to receive any report. As you know we have many members and I can not just ascertain without proper verification. But indeed a person was shot to death this morning by soldiers at Anguwan karofi, CBN road ATC bye pass”.
Munir assured that the group will get to the root of the issue and shed more light once more information reaches him.
Meanwhile, the military is yet to make any comment on the incident.
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