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One shot as detained soldiers break out of ‘overcrowded cells’ to protest poor feeding, and deplorable living conditions in Sokoto State.

One shot as detained soldiers break out of ‘overcrowded cells’ to protest poor feeding, and deplorable living conditions in Sokoto State.

A soldier identified as Lcpl Charles Ekefure with 17NA/76/1660 has been reportedly shot following complaints by some detained soldiers who broke out of their cells (guardrooms) in Sokoto State.

The incident occurred on Thursday at the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army in Sokoto amid the soldiers’ clamor for better food and improved living conditions.

It was learned that the soldiers had demanded to speak to Major General Mutkut Godwin, the GOC 8 Division, Nigerian Army.

A source who spoke with SaharaReporters on Friday said over 100 soldiers were detained at the 8 Division with 10 soldiers in each cell. The source said some of the soldiers had been in detention for 4 to 5 years.

It is reported that the soldier who was shot had been taken to MRS Hospital in Sokoto.

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