8.4 C
New York
Friday, May 17, 2024

Three dead and others injured As soldiers, Keke Napep riders clash in Yobe

Published:

LATEST NEWS

- Advertisement -

Three persons have been killed while an unspecified others were injured after a Nigerian Army patrol vehicle hit a Keke Napep rider, causing injuries on the driver and his passengers.

According to Channels Television an eyewitness said the incident happened on Sunday afternoon at the popular Garin Alkali market via Gashua, the headquarters of the Bade Local Government Area of the state.

“After the incident happened, the association of the Keke Napep riders mobilised and staged protests in some locations blocking the main road leading to Gashua, the headquarters of Bade local government area.

“The Army personnel who became furious returned and started shooting sporadically, unfortunately some protesters were injured and later evacuated to Specialist Hospital, Gashua for medical attention” he said.

READ ALSO  Police to begins stop and search on illegal uses of tinted glass, covered plate number in Bauchi

Another source from the Specialists Hospital Gashua said several casualties including corpses were brought into the hospital, but could not give the exact number.

When contacted, the Chairman of Bade Local Government Area, Ibrahim Babagana, told our correspondent that three persons were confirmed dead while others sustained various injuries in the clash but they are doing all they could to calm the situation.

“You may be aware that the clash is between Keke Napep riders and the Army. As I am talking to you, three persons have been confirmed dead while others sustained injuries. I and the emir of Bade, Alhaji Abubakar Suleiman are doing all we could to calm the situation for now,” he said.

READ ALSO  We'll Revive Our Lost Glory of Sports in Bauchi, Says Commissioner

As of the time of filing this report, the Commander of Sector 2, Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai, was yet to make a statement.

Gashua is located 187 kilometers away from the state capital in Damaturu.

Hey there! Exciting news - we've deactivated our website's comment provider to focus on more interactive channels! Join the conversation on our stories through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media pages, and let's chat, share, and connect in the best way possible!

Join our social media

For even more exclusive content!

Of The Week
CARTOON

TOP STORIES

- Advertisement -

Of The Week
CARTOON