Villagers block road to protest killing of kinsman by soldiers

Posted by Kabiru Anwar, Yola | 15 June 2018 | 1,165 times

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Troops have allegedly killed one person in a raid on suspected drug dealer in an Adamawa village.

Reports from Lafiya Lamurde village indicated that the incident occurred when a combined team of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives and soldiers arrested a patent medicine owner in the village on Thursday.

A resident told our reporter that tension engulfed the village when stray bullet killed a motorcyclist as soldiers fired several shots into the air indiscriminately.

Villagers then blocked the Yola-Gombe road linking Adamawa and Gombe States since 2 pm until 8 pm, causing traffic jam on the busy highway.

Military authorities at the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola could not be reached for comment as at the time of filing this report. (Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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