Armed fighters in Bamendakwe village have maimed to dead a landlord for renting out his house to “ekelebes” (soldiers).
The man whose only name we got as Asobo was gruesomely murdered after being interrogated in a video that has since gone viral on social media.
In a less than two-minute video footage that has been making the rounds on social media, the man dressed in white long sleeve shirt on a black trouser was seen being interrogated by a group of armed men who presented themselves as Anglophone separatist fighters.
The said house owner was repeatedly told he
will face death for housing soldiers whom the armed men said were their ‘enemies’.
In the video, the armed men could be heard questioning the victim in pidgin.
“How many soldiers are living in your house Three soldiers are living in your house? Why are you keeping them there?” asked the gunmen.
In a trembling tone filled with visible fright, he told his torturers “I have been trying to ensure that they leave.”
Seemingly not convinced by his explanation, the armed men then replied “Who first of all told you to keep them there?”
He would then try in vain to make them see reason before pleading for his life. “They have been there even before this crisis started…,” he said this time in tears.
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