The embattled Senator Ahmad Zannah (representing Borno Central), who was accused by the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) of sheltering a Boko Haram Commander in his house, has fired back at the security body.
Senator Zanna, said that the accusation was an attempt to frame him due to his outspoken posture against the illegal activities of the Joint Military Task Force in several parts of the North. According to him, the operatives of the JTF are not carrying out their responsibilities the proper way they should in the state; he even accused them of killing 15 boys playing football in an open space.
In his words, “They are not operating in the way they are supposed to operate in that state. I’m sure you must have read a little of what has been happening: the burning of some houses and shopping plazas. This is just a small portion of what is happening, because all these things are not exposed.
“Let me tell you something, just the day before yesterday (Saturday), without any provocation, they went and killed innocent boys playing football at a field – about 15 of them. They just shot them all, everybody ran away and they took their bodies to the hospital.”
Meanwhile, the JTF, through its spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, has denied any form of extrajudicial killing of innocent civilians saying “there was no arson and harassment by the JTF troops in Borno State.”