Gwoza protest: Police kills one person in Maiduguri

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Aug 9th, 2014
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The Police shot one person, Saturday, in Maiduguri as residents of Gwoza community went on protest to the Government House over the continuous killing of their people by the Boko Haram terrorists.

The terrorists had few days ago seized Gwoza, the headquarters of Gwoza Local Government area of Borno State.

The protesters, who converged at the Polo ground, were sent away by the policemen while they matched to the government House Maiduguri to express their dismay over the alleged non-chalant attitude of government and security operatives.

They said they don’t know the whereabouts of their Emir, Muhammad Idrisa Timta.

One of the protesters, who does not want his name in print, told DailyPost that Boko Haram terrorists took over the local government for over five days killing their people, while no help came from the security operatives and the Federal Government.

He said many people were killed by the insurgents, stressing that many residents were still trapped in the area.

Another protester, IDi Glavda said “our people were being killed on daily basis; we don’t know the whereabouts of our Emir, yet the Federal Government is not doing anything to rescue us.

“We complained to the state governor when he held meeting with us; we cannot sit-down watching our people being killed on daily basis”.

He said many people, especially women, children and elderly were still trapped on the hills without food and water.

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