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Soldiers allegedly shoot protesting staff of Dangote Sugar Company in Adamawa

A yet to be disclosed number of staff of Dangote Sugar Company, in Gyawana, Adamawa State, were injured, Thursday, as a team of soldiers have allegedly opened fire on them.

The incident occured at about 5pm.

Dangote Sugar Company, which is about 70 kilometers from Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, is owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

It was gathered that the victims were protesting in the company when the incident occured.

A resident of Gyawana said the soldiers, despatched for the illegal operation, were hired by the management of the sugar company to chase the protesters away.

They were said to have gone to the sugar company in four Toyota Hilux vans, allegedly left their duty post at Numan Bridge.

The Nigerian Army is yet to confirm the incident.

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