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1 dead in clash over demolition of church in Maiduguri

At least one person killed while several others injured after a demolition team of the Borno Geographic Information Service, BOGIS, opened fire at armless civilians protesting the demolition of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria, EYN Church in Maduganari area of the state capital, Maiduguri.

The incident PRNigeria gathered occured when some angry youths confronted the team headed by Adam Bukar-Bababe, the BOGIS Executive Secretary, after they started demolishing the church structure allegedly without notice.

The protest was triggered after a driver of an escalator started destroying the structure of the church including the properties inside which includes; Chairs, board,  fridges, televisions, public address system and other properties.

It was alleged that a Civilian Joint Task Force member in the demolition team opened fire at the crowd to dispersed them which resulted in the killing of young man identified as 29-year-old Ezekiel Bitrus, while five others sustained serious injuries.

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