7 Feared Dead As Soldiers Attack Protesting Dangote Workers
Seven persons have sustained fatal injuries and are feared dead at Dangote Sugar Company, in Gyawana, Adamawa State owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
Reports from the area, which is about 70 kilometres from Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, indicate that the soldiers opened fire on the protesters around 5pm today.
According to Sahara Reporters, a resident reported that soldiers, despatched for the illegal operation, were hired by the management of the sugar company to chase the protesters away.
The soldiers, who reportedly came to the sugar company in four Toyota Hilux vans, allegedly left their duty post at Numan bridge.