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Soldiers Allegedly Beat Up House Of Rep Member In Benue

A member of the House of Representatives representing Buruku Federal Constituency, Kpam Sokpo, was today beaten up allegedly by soldiers of 401 Special Forces Brigade in Benue State.

According to the report, Sokpo was beaten up at the Old Barn in Gboko Town, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue state by the soldiers who arrived at his location at 2:30 am.

While narrating the incident, the federal lawmaker said he doesn't know why the soldiers beat him up, he said he came to the hotel where he was staying in Gboko, Old Barn around 2:30 am when about 5 trucks filled with more than 60 soldiers came. He said when they come down from their vehicles, they just stay in different positions. He said he stood up from where he was sitting to do something and one of them reach out to him and asked why he was walking in the manner he was walking. While he was speaking, he slapped him in the face, and that was how he was beaten up. 

The federal lawmaker sustained several injuries on his body as a result of this assault on him. When the Public Relations Officer of the 401 Special Forces Brigade, Captain Okeize was contacted, he said he has not gotten any report about that and that he would make findings to know exactly what happened.

Source: Daily Trust

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