Despite the denial by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY has exclusively obtained photos showing some of the houses and vehicles damaged by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in their moments of madness on Monday in Agirigi settlement area, Katsina Ala, Benue State.
They were said to have been on a reprisal mission, after the killing of an Army colonel by armed robbers in the town on Sunday.
The irate soldiers had erroneously believed that their colleague was killed by youths from the area.
Even if that were the case, nothing justifies the unlawful action of the soldiers, unleashing havoc on a civilian population they were recruited to protect.
The quick denial by Governor Ortom left people pondering whether he is a military or civilian governor. He quickly sided with the military against his constituents – those who voted him into power – even before he verified the allegation. But pictures, they say, don’t lie
Now Nigerians are looking up to President Muhammadu Buhari to show us that we have a country – because the action of the soldiers could only be possible in a lawless fiefdom.
We are watching Mr. President
Meanwhile see photos below…