Seven persons have sustained fatal injuries and are feared at Dangote Sugar Company, in Gyawana, Adamawa owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

Reports from the area, which is 70 kilometers from Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, indicate that the soldiers opened fire on the protesters around 5pm today.

A resident of Gyawana told SaharaReporters that soldiers, despatched for the illegal , were hired by the management of the sugar company to chase the protesters away.

The soldiers, who reportedly came to the sugar company in four Toyota Hilux vans, allegedly left their duty post at Numan bridge.