Tanker Drivers Block Highway Over Fresh Police Brutality

While the end police brutality protests continue to generate heat across in country, it appears the message is not clear to Nigeria police Force yet.

Just on Sunday, near Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State some tanker drivers used their tankers to block a section of the Yola-Jalingo highway, protesting the beating of one of them by police operatives.

Reports say the protesters were incensed after one of their colleagues conveying fuel was stopped by policemen and asked to pay for passage.

According to the witness, “When the driver did not heed the demand, the policemen descended on him, beat him to a stupor and tore his clothes.”

He said the people around the area swooped on the policemen, rescued the man and took him to hospital.

Sale Baba, identified as an official of the Tanker Drivers Association, said, “We are tired of the attrocities being perpetuated by the police.”

Police spokesman in Adamawa, Sulaiman  Nguroje said their men have been deployed in the area to investigate the incident.


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