From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has demanded unconditional realease of the detained fifteen Atyap leaders by the operatives of Operation Safe Haven.
The Spokesperson of SOKAPU Luka Binniyat stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The Statement added that the Atyap leaders from Zangon Kataf Local Goverment Area were tricked into a meeting, at one of their operational base on Unguwan Rimi-Bajju road, near Kafanchan in Jemaa LGA also in Southern Kaduna and arrested all of them on the 31st March, 2021.
They were reportedly torturous for four days in the illegal incarceration of the military and later passed to the Kafanchan Police Area Command under SP Idris Mohammed Gumel.
The Statement further stated that the Union is asking for the immediate release of these men that were literally abducted by men of Major General Dominic Onyemulu and punished before being passed to the police for further suffering.
“We demand that the Nigeria Army Headquarters inquire into how its men have now become tools used for such untowards projects.
“ We are calling on volunteer legal experts, relevant NGOs, CSOs and men and women of means and conscience to assist us in enforcing the Fundamental Human Rights of these poor detainees who can obviously not afford the cost of pursuing their rights without assistance.
,” Finally, we call on Atyap youths and their neighbours to please remain calm and not take the law into their hands, even as they maintain vigillance over their communities.” the Statement reads.