NewsYobe: Protest In Gashu'a As Soldiers Allegedly Kill Three, Injure 12

Yobe: Protest In Gashu’a As Soldiers Allegedly Kill Three, Injure 12

April 15, (THEWILL)- Residents of Gashu’a in Yobe State have taken to the streets to protest the alleged killing of a tricycle rider and two other civilians by soldiers who were deployed to the town to provide security to residents.

It was gathered that peaceful protesters who came out to express their anger over the reckless killing of the tricycle rider by soldiers were allegedly shot and killed by some men in military uniform.

Local eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired indiscriminately into groups of protesters who were approaching their stop-and-search checking point near Gashua bridge to protest the alleged killing of a tricycle operator, which led to the killing of two other civilians.

It was gathered that three civilians were killed while 12 others were rushed to Gashu’a Specialist Hospital for treatment.

Some residents of Gashu’a have accused soldiers of routinely assaulting civilians in the town and have called on the government to immediately intervene before the matter gets out of hand.

The killing is the latest case of violence in the town and the timely intervention of the Emir of Bade, Alh. Abubakar Umar Suleiman, helped to douse the tension.

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I am Ladi Dapson, a general writer with thewill. I cover Borno and Yobe states respectively.

I based Maiduguri, Borno State Capital.

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Ladi Dapson, THEWILL
I am Ladi Dapson, a general writer with thewill. I cover Borno and Yobe states respectively. I based Maiduguri, Borno State Capital. I can be reached via [email protected]. Very high and kind regards!

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