Thursday, 28 February 2019

3 were killed by military during Buhari's victory celebration. Read more...

Hindi Livinus, Yola
Some soldiers in Yola have killed three
persons who were reportedly celebrating
the electoral victory of President
Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in the
Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa
State.
The youth , who woke up to news of the re -
election of Buhari for another term , poured
out into the streets of major towns in the
state .
However, it is the celebration in the Numan
town that went bloody .
This followed an altercation between
jubilant Buhari supporters with armed
military men stationed near Numan Bridge .
It was gathered that the jubilant youths
initially on a peaceful victory procession
later became uncontrollable and disorderly
as some of them attacked the military
personnel who tried to tame their
celebration.
The soldiers had allegedly fired warning
shots into the air to warn the crowd which
started advancing towards them while
hurling stones .
The soldiers were said to have fired shots
again , which allegedly hit some persons .
Three persons were reportedly hit, while
their corpses were later deposited by the
soldiers in the mortuary of Numan General
Hospital .
In another part of the state around Jippu
Jam roundabout in Yola, some young people
who joined in celebrating Buhari ’ s victory
at the polls also reportedly put up a mock
‘ coffin ’ of Atiku , suggesting his defeat at
the polls .
The police in Yola said they were aware of
the clash between the soldiers and youths
in the Numan area .
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The state Police Public Relations Officer ,
Othman Abubakar, added that the
command had , however, yet to get any
report.
He said , “ There are many reports ; but
policemen on the ground told us that there
were persons that were injured ; I cannot
confirm any death . ”
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