Residents of the Nko community in Yakurr local government area in Cross River State accused Nigerian soldiers of committing crimes against humanity in their community.
According to reports, soldiers had been deployed to the community on peacekeeping, following a clash with Oyadama, a neighbouring community.
However, residents say that the soldiers broke into their homes and shops, and started shooting sporadically, killing people.
The soldiers also allegedly burnt people’s houses. The military operation which began on Saturday evening, June 25, resulted in deaths and displacement, locals claim.
A particular lady who lost her dad, took to Twitter to lament on the situation and in crying out, “judged God” for letting her father die in the chaos.
According to her, while she was in church dancing on Sunday, June 26 which was her dad’s birthday, her father was allegedly being burnt to death in his house by Nigerian soldiers.
In a series of tweets she shared, she stated that her mother managed to escape and is now hiding in the bush with other community members.
Some other affected locals have also gone on Twitter to demand justice while narrating the loss they have suffered.
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