FG Urged to Withdraw Soldiers from Yobe Town over Killing of Three Protesters

Michael Olugbode in Damaturu

Yobe State youths have called on the federal government to withdraw soldiers from their town.

The call followed alleged killing of protesters by soldiers in Gashua town in Bade Local Government Area of the state.

The protest was ignited when one of the vehicles of the military patrolling the town hit a tricycle injuring the tricyclists and his passengers.

This was said to have annoyed the association of tricyclists in the town who went on a protest match.

While protesting the incident, the military at a checkpoint were said to have taken aim at them, killing three protesters and injuring several others.

One Adamu Hassan, an eye witness, told journalists that the incident happened at the popular Garin Alkaali market via Gashua, the headquarters of the Bade LGA.

He said after the initial collision of a fast moving military patrol vehicle with the tricycle with left the tricyclist and his passengers injured, “the association of commercial tricyclists mobilised and staged protests in some locations blocking the main road leading to Gashua.

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