Several houses burnt, one confirmed dead as police appeals for calm in affected Bauchi communities

Several houses burnt, one confirmed dead as police appeals for calm in affected Bauchi communities

By Charly Agwam – Bauchi

Several houses burnt, one confirmed dead as police appeals for calm in affected Bauchi communities

Calm has returned to Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan Kusu in Bauchi metropolis after crisis erupted that led to the death of one person, injuries to several people and burning of houses.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of Bauchi Police Command, Ahmed Wakil said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda has ordered for discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disturbance of public peace in parts of Yelwa area of Bauchi.

“On 27/05/2022 at about 10:pm, there was a distress call of skirmishes at Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan kusu. Preliminary investigation revealed that the disturbances emanated from a rivalry amongst youths of Anguwan Taya, and yalwan tsakani which extended to other parts of yelwa.

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

“Meanwhile, 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 areas as well as other areas of Bauchi metropolis.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP. Umar Mamman Sanda has ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.

“The CP further appeals to the general public for calm and to go about their lawful business as normalcy has since been restored in the affected areas,” he said.

Several houses burnt, one confirmed dead as police appeals for calm in affected Bauchi communities

By Charly Agwam – Bauchi

Calm has returned to Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan Kusu in Bauchi metropolis after crisis erupted that led to the death of one person, injuries to several people and burning of houses.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of Bauchi Police Command, Ahmed Wakil said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda has ordered for discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disturbance of public peace in parts of Yelwa area of Bauchi.

“On 27/05/2022 at about 10:pm, there was a distress call of skirmishes at Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan kusu. Preliminary investigation revealed that the disturbances emanated from a rivalry amongst youths of Anguwan Taya, and yalwan tsakani which extended to other parts of yelwa.

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

“Meanwhile, 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 areas as well as other areas of Bauchi metropolis.

“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP. Umar Mamman Sanda has ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.

“The CP further appeals to the general public for calm and to go about their lawful business as normalcy has since been restored in the affected areas,” he said.

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