Policemen attached to the Taraba State Police Command have been accused of killing a driver and his conductor on the Jalingo-Wukari Road. The incident reportedly happened around 6pm on Sunday when the policemen allegedly mounted a checkpoint in the area.
The killing of the trailer driver and his assistant reportedly followed their refusal to part with a N500 bribe demanded by the policemen at the checkpoint. According to an internet news portal, eagleonline, the victims were shot dead very close to Wukari, which led to a protest by other trailer drivers.
A Twitter user, austynzogs around 8am on Monday wrote, “Protesting tipper drivers have caused heavy traffic along Jalingo-Wukari Road in Taraba State. He later told PUNCH Metro that some soldiers deployed in the area, to quell the unrest, shot at the protesting tipper drivers. Efforts by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps to remove the debris dumped on the road were said to have been resisted by the drivers. Read more