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One Killed, 64 Houses Burnt Over Coronation in Bauchi

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The Bauchi Police Command says irate youths killed one, burnt 64 houses and three motorcycles and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in the Bogoro Local Government Area of the state.

This is contained in a statement by the command spokesman Ahmed Wakil on Sunday in Bauchi.

He said this happened due to a protest by some angry youths against the coronation of the head of Sang village in the area council.

“On Saturday, April 15, 2023, at about 7:00 p.m., the Bauchi State Police Command received a distress call over an ongoing skirmish in the Bogoro area of the state.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the communal clash in Sang village of Bogoro LGA emanated from the coronation of the hamlet Head of Sang.

“Some irate youth with different functions protested against the coronation, resulting in an attack on innocent citizens, as the irate youth set 64 houses, three motorcycles and properties worth millions of naira ablaze,” he said.

He added that one person, Apollos Danlami,70, was killed in the incident, while one Naemiya Bature,65, and others were injured in the fracas.

The spokesman said police operatives comprising tactical teams, rapid response squad, and operation restore peace swiftly responded to the distress call, and their effort brought the situation under control.

“The area is relatively peaceful for now, and security measures have been reinforced in and around Bogoro LGA as the safety of the citizens remains the highest priority of the Command while a work round-the-clock to keep harm at bay,” Mr Wakil said.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aminu Alhassan, has directed the DPO of Bogoro to commence a discrete investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the clash.

He stated that concerted efforts had been intensified to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face the full wrath of the law.

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