The Adamawa State Police command has countered the claims made by the Nigerian Army on the taking pictures of protesters on the Dangote Sugar manufacturing unit on Thursday.
The police confirmed that 5 protesters sustained gunshot wounds throughout the protest.
The spokesperson for the command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident to SaharaReporters on Friday in Yola, the state capital.
He stated, “The Command received a report between the hours of 10 on Thursday that a large number of youths from neighboring Gyawana village invaded the Sugar Company.
“They have been armed with harmful weapons, threatening your entire firm workers, together with residents of the workers quarters to depart the world.
“The tense situation led to the deployment of operational teams, including the military to ensure no break of law and order in the company and its surroundings.
“So, later within the night, between hours of 5-6 the youths, numbering as much as 200, once more mobilized and tried to achieve entry to the corporate with the intention of attacking and destroying issues.
“On seeing that, the security operatives decided to open fire and dispersed them, and as a result, five people sustained bullet wounds and were rushed to the hospital for treatment.”