The police in Bauchi have confirmed that one person has been “certified dead by a medical doctor” after a communal violence erupted overnight in Yelwa area of the state.
According to a statement on Saturday morning by Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, obtained by Newsbreak, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda, has waded into the crisis.
Read the Bauchi Police’s full statement below:
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 emanate following a rivalry amongst the 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 area as well as the Bauchi metropolis.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP. Umar Mamman Sanda fdc, ps, mnim. 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 had since been restored in the affected area, please.