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Two feared dead as Adamawa youths clash with soldiers


Two persons were feared dead, while six others sustained injuries following clashes between youths and soldiers in Gurin in the Fufore Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Thursday.
The Brigade Commander, 23 Brigade Yola, Brig. Gen. G. S. Mohammed, confirmed the clash to Northern City News on Thursday.
He, however, did not confirm the fatalities.
It was, however, gathered that two persons were shot dead by the soldiers, while six others sustained gunshot injuries.
A resident of Gurin, Adamu Komboje, told our correspondent that over 2,000 youths took to the streets to protest alleged military harassment and selective enforcement of the ban on the use of motorcycles.
According to him, the villagers were angered by a situation where their impounded motorcycles were being used by the soldiers and their errand boys.
He said, “Actually, the frustration has been building, but yesterday (Wednesday), the soldiers tried to seize a particular young man’s motorcycle and he resisted.

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