By Abiodun OBA
Protesters over indiscriminate arrest in Bokkos town have razed the home of the District Head of Bokkos, Saf Monday Adanchi.
Natives gathered in a large number in Bokkos town, having been sacked from their various communities, angry at the indiscriminate arrest of persons over the corpses of two persons killed by the yet-identified person(s).
A native who did not want to be named said, “The incident began at the police station, where they expressed their anger over the arrest of some members of the community.
“After leaving the police station, they proceeded to the house of the traditional ruler, protesting that he was a sellout and not doing much to stop the indiscriminate arrest. A few minutes after reaching the house, they set it ablaze.”
The people question why the security personnel are “not arresting the Fulani that sacked the villages but are busy harassing and arresting traumatized people who escaped the attacks with their lives.”
The spokespersons of the Police Command and Operation Safe Haven didn’t confirm the development as the Police spokesman, Alfred Alabo said, “I’m in a meeting; please call back,” while that of Operation Safe Haven, James Oya didn’t pick up or return his call at the time of the report.
However, some youths in the local government had in the last three days complained about the “bias of the security in handling the situation.”
Emmanuel Mafulul said, “Our people are being abused and traumatized, there have been ongoing arrest and detention of the victims while the perpetrators are left untouched. A corpse of a Fulani man was said to be found and the next is the mass arrest of persons, including the IDPs.
“They are informing us that our people are not humans and those who killed them can’t be arrested. A Fulani is above the law and above every other person.
“The Fulani are in the villages harvesting our crops while we are here hungry and homeless yet nothing is done apart from arresting our people. Where is the fairness?”