Police appeal for calm as normalcy returns to Bauchi


Police Command in Bauchi on Saturday appealed to the general public to remain calm as normalcy is restored following the civil disturbance in the Yelwan kagadama area of the Bauchi metropolis.

This is contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the command SP Ahmed Wakil made available to newsmen in Bauchi.

He revealed that there was a distress call on Friday over skirmishes at Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan kusu areas of Yelwa, which were already contained by the police.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the disturbances emanate following a rivalry amongst the youths of Anguwan Taya, and Yalwan Ysakani 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,” he said.

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 the discreet investigation to ascertain the 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.

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