Tension in Adamawa as Igbo protest killings

Published On: May 29, 2012, 5:29 am (8 years ago)
Author: Paddy Hayes
By Umar Yusuf
Yola— Tension is mounting in Adamawa State as Igbo traders, yesterday, shut shops and other businesses to protest the killings of their kit and kins.
The protest over the killing of an unidentified Igbo man almost turned violent as the protesters clashed with security agents. Most of the major streets in Yola, the state capital, were deserted even as economic activities were paralysed.
The traders, in their hundreds, matched through the major streets, chanting solidarity songs to register protest. They appealed to the state government to address the insecurity situation in the state as the ugly situation had made them to live in fear both at home and in the markets.
The situation, however, heightened when three Igbo traders were killed by unknown persons at about 1pm in the commercial area of Muhammed Mustafa way.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nemuel Yoila, was said to be with the state Police Commissioner for a security meeting when Vanguard contacted his office for his comments on the issue.
Meanwhile, Adamawa State government has banned the use of commercial motorcycles, popularly referred to as Achaba in the Northern part of the country, in Yola.
Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Chief Ari Timnu, in a statement, yesterday, said the government had considered it necessary to ban commercial motorcycles in five major towns in the state because most crimes and security breaches were committed by men of the underworld on motorbikes in those areas.
via Vanguard    http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/05/tension-in-adamawa-as-igbo-protest-killings/

Posted: (8 years ago) on 29-05-2012 05:29 AM | Gistmaniac
Army should go back to loads plsGovernment should allow they mat road block pls evil are happening
in Nigeria now armed robbers and kidnapper are now they own of roads
 in Nigerian imagine they kidnap my in-law all they way from Ekpoma to
Benin  know one road block to stop them on checking point is not good
 pls government should pls place they back we know they are corrupt at
the same time they are still useful
Posted: (8 years ago) on 29-05-2012 07:37 AM | Newbie
Only Gid will save us this are all symptoms of corruption state Governours collect security votes in millions and share it among politicians while policemen sufferea logistic.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 29-05-2012 11:27 AM | Upcoming
why not leave that God forsaking desert land and go back south............??

Posted: (8 years ago) on 29-05-2012 04:33 PM | Gistmaniac

Posted: (8 years ago) on 12-07-2012 09:38 PM | Addicted Hero


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