Teenager Dies After Torture By Operation Farauta In Adamawa State

A teenage schoolboy in Adamawa State, Abdullahi Abba, has died after alleged torture by operatives of a security taskforce over a stolen phone.

The 17-year-old SSS 2 student was allegedly manhandled by members of Operation Farauta, a taskforce comprising military and police personnel mandated to check kidnapping and robbery activities around the state.

Abdullahi Abba was arrested last Saturday, August 5, after a neighbour complained to the taskforce over a missing phone.


Daily Dates Nigeria gathered that the “young lad was falsely accused of stealing a phone (iphone 7) by their neighbour: Shuaibu Wambai Zumo, a staff of the Adamawa State Scholarship Board.

“The boy was then taken from their home by a group of men (who were later identified as Operation Farauta) who told his family that they just want to question him. He was later brought back crying, with handcuffs on and thoroughly beaten. He told his dad that he told them that he took the phone so as to spare his life because of the way he was being tortured.

“The group of men (so called Operation Farauta) came into the house and searched for the phone but couldn’t find it. While the search was still going on, Abdallah started vomiting blood and collapsed. The neighbour was of the opinion that nothing happened to the boy but was only pretending but the parents rushed their child to the Moddibo Adama University Teaching hospital where he remained unconscious for four days and died this morning (9th August, 2023). It was later found that the phone was taken by someone else and not Abdallah.We call for urgent action. The culprit are trying hard to cover up and frustrate Abdallah’s family.

Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, has assured that the matter is being investigated and all those found wanting would be punished.