The Adamawa State Police command has countered the claims made by the Nigerian Military on the taking pictures of protesters on the Dangote Sugar manufacturing unit on Thursday.
The police confirmed that 5 protesters sustained gunshot wounds in the course of the protest.
The spokesperson for the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on Friday in Yola, the state capital.
He mentioned, “The Command obtained a report between the hours of 10 on Thursday that a lot of youths from neighboring Gyawana village invaded the Sugar Firm.
“They had been armed with harmful weapons, threatening the complete firm workers, together with residents of the workers quarters to depart the world.
“The tense state of affairs led to the deployment of operational groups, together with the army to make sure no break of regulation and order within the firm and its environment.
“So, later within the night, between hours of 5-6 the youths, numbering as much as 200, once more mobilized and tried to realize entry to the corporate with the intention of attacking and destroying issues.
“On seeing that, the safety operatives determined to open fireplace and dispersed them, and in consequence, 5 folks sustained bullet wounds and had been rushed to the hospital for remedy.”
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