Two persons have been feared killed while six others were injured in a clash between the military and youths in Gurin town of Fufore local government area, Adamawa state.
According to sources, over 2000 youths took to the streets on Thursday, to protest against military harassment and selective enforcement of the ban on the use of motorcycles.
They explained that the villagers were angered by the fact that their impounded motorcycles are being used by the soldiers or their errand boys.
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This frustration has been building, but yesterday the soldiers tried to seize a particular young man’s motorcycle which he resisted.
However, reports indicate that two persons were shot dead by the soldiers, while six others sustained wounds as a result of the clash.
Meanwhile, the brigade commander, 23 Armoured Brigade Yola, said he is yet to be briefed on the number of casualties.
Only recently, the Adamawa State Police Command announced the ban on motorcycles as a measure to checkmate activities of kidnappers and other criminals in the state.