BENUE| Okada Riders Protest with Dead Body of Colleague

by on July 24, 2016

Commercial activities were temporarily disrupted in Zaki Biam area of Ukum Local Government Area, Benue State, yesterday, as commercial motorcyclists, otherwise known as okada, protested the death of their colleague shot by police.

The man, whose identity could not be ascertained lost his life in a clash between police and Okada riders in the area.

Okada riders who had suffered harassment from the police in the community seized the opportunity to mount a protest carrying the corpse of the deceased with them.

When contacted, state police spokesman Moses Yamu denied knowledge of the incident.

“I’m not aware yet. I will call you back as soon as I find out. Thank you,” he said.


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