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Yendi Military, Prisons Officers Throw Punches Over Football Game

MilitaryA football match to promote peace between military men and prisons officers in Yendi in the Northern region Saturday ended in a fight between the two security organisations.

The scuffle was provoked by the decision of the referee of the final football match to award a penalty against the military team after a Prisons player was fouled in what the prison officers felt was an obvious goal scoring position.

According to Joy News correspondent, Hashmin Mohammed, the military team and their supporters raised objections to the referee’s decision.

That led to a bitter argument and fisticuffs.

Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Issa Zakaria, who was the guest of hnour of the special peace game, had a tough time trying to prevail on the security officers to let peace prevail.

He left the field utterly shocked and disappointed, he told Correspondent Hashmin.

Mr Zakaria said if the security officers who are mandated by law to maintain the peace engaged in such a disgraceful public spectacle, how could they expect to earn the respect of the civilian population.

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