How Bauchi traditional ruler’s son was murdered during Eid-el-Fitr

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Bauchi State Gov. Bala Usman and entourage during his condolence visit to the bereaved District Head of Miri over murder of his son

Muhammadu Ghani, son of the District Head of Miri in Bauchi State, Malam Hussaini Abubakar, was murdered in a violent clash between two groups during Eid-el-Fitr, Daily Trust has reported.

Ghani was reportedly killed along with three others as the two rival groups clashed.

According to the report, the two groups engaged in the bloody fight were Yan Ba Beli, an armed group that has been assisting in combating bandits, and a group of hunters who were part of the entourage of the District Head of Miri in Bauchi local government area.

The duel occurred on the second day of the Sallah during the traditional obeisance to the Government House by the Emir of Bauchi in the convoy of all District Heads and other traditional title holders in the Emirate.

Daily Trust gathered that the District Head had mobilised his subjects, and horse riders on the trip to the Palace of the Emir of Bauchi to join the procession to the Government House when the incident happened.

The bloody fight ensued when Yan Ba Beli interrupted the procession and started hitting some of the horse riders with sticks, which provoked the entourage of the traditional ruler.

It was further gathered that the hunters in the entourage of the Bauchi traditional ruler started shooting their dane guns into the air in response, which led to bullets hitting two members of the Yan Ba Beli who also shot back.

Consequently, the son of the District Head was said to have been hit with a sharp object which inflicted a serious injury on his head, leading to his death.

Apart from the four people who died, many others reportedly sustained critical injuries before security operatives arrived at the scene to end the clash and arrested a few suspects.

The State Governor, Bala Mohammed is reported to have paid a condolence visit to the Palace of the District Head of Miri over the death of his son.

Muhammed expressed sadness over the incident and promised to order an investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the unfortunate event.

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