Police confirm one dead, 4 injured, 5 houses burnt in Bauchi riot

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Hoodlums branding dangerous weapons during the clash

By Ahmed Kaigama

One person has been confirmed dead, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries and five houses set ablaze, in a clash between youths in Yelwan kagadama area of Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State on Friday.

Spokesperson of Bauchi Police Command, SP Ahmed Wakil who revealed this in a statement said five houses were also burnt in the the skirmishes which spread over at Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan kusu areas of Yelwa community.

He said the riot emanated from a rivalry amongst the youths of Anguwan Taya, and Yalwan Ysakani and extended to other parts of Yelwa area.

“As a result, five houses were set ablaze, four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and one was certified dead by a medical doctor,” he said.

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Wakil said police operatives comprising Tactical teams, Mobile Police Force, Rapid Response Squad(RRS) and Quick intervention Unit(QIU) swiftly responded to the distress and brought the situation under control.

“Visibility patrols are still ongoing to maintain peace and prevent further breakdown of law and order in the affected area as well as the Bauchi metropolis,” Wakil said.

The spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police (CP), Umar Sanda, had ordered discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances of the incident.

He said the police would certainly bring perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.

Wakil said CP Sanda appealed to the general public for calm and should go about their lawful business as normalcy had since been restored into the affected area, (NAN)

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