Troopers Brutalize FC Taraba Players For Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

Soldiers / Warriors Brutalize FC Taraba Players For Protest Over Unpaid Salaries

privileges of Taraba FC players was yesterday trampled upon, as warrior numbering more than eleven brutalized the players for assaulting the legislature in dissent over non installment of their eleven months compensations.

The players guaranteed they were yet to be paid their compensations and match reward by the state government. They raged the Government House at around 7a.m on a quiet dissent, averting both staffs and political nominees from obtaining entrance into the premises. In any case, they met a block divider, as the troopers drafted into the enclosure by the state government gave the footballers genuine beating.

Government exercises in the administration house as at the season of this report was on a stop, as top government functionaries are running here and there looking for method for influencing the players.

Among top government functionaries who couldn't access the administration house yesterday incorporates the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Col. Wunike Agyo, Special Adviser on Rural Development, Mammud Abubakar, the Chief Protocol Officer, Kabiru Marafa, Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijiyawa and the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Lawal Sani Kona.

Talking with newsmen, the group chief, Kelvin Njoku, communicated alarm at the "intentional" refusal of the state government to "pay us our compensations for as far back as eleven months."

Aside from the pay rates, which he said the state government has "declined to pay regardless of the bailout given to them by the national government," the administration, Njoku said "has likewise declined to pay us our match rewards."

It was learnt that the military, who have been keeping vigil in the state capital, were introduced the administration house outfitted with horsewhip, and the riffles and mistreated the players who pledged to stay in the administration house pending when their requests are implied.

Prior, the Chief of staff to the legislature, Rebo Usman said the administration knew about their predicaments, including that apparatuses have been placed set up to pay them.