Billiri protest: Police urges communities to seek redress through lawful means



The Police state on Sunday, admonished aggrieved communities the state to follow lawful means seeking redress rather than taking the laws into their hands.

The call, contained statement issued by the ’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Mary Malum, sequel to the barrication of the to Yola highway for five hours by some women Billiri town of the state .

The women were protesting the death of their kinsman on Thursday dispute over farmland with neighboring community in Shongom LocalGovernment Area.

The said the state needed peace for development to take place and therefore urged paramount rulers in the affected communities to prevail on their people to keep the peace.

The command lamented that the  age- historical rivalry amongst communities in Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom Local areas had been causing breach of the peace.

It said the the that occurred on Thursday over farmland resulted in the death of one David Stephen in Kufai village of Billiri Local Area, triggering the protest by women who blocked the to Yola highway that passes through their town.

The command said with the timely intervention of agents, normalcy was restored.

It said had been made and weapons recovered, adding that the suspects are being profiled, pending further investigations. ()