Bauchi governor imposes curfew on 4 communities after 3 people killed


Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, yesterday imposed a 24-hour curfew on Yelwa-Tsakani, Yelwa-Lushi, Kagadama, and Birshi communities on the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis.

This is contained in a statement by the chief of staff, Government House, Aminu Gamawa.

According to him, the move is sequel to a community clash where three persons lost their lives, many injured and some houses razed.

He said the decision to impose the curfew was to forestall attempt by some miscreants to thwart peace and tranquility in the area.

He said the measure was not intended to cause hardship to the people rather to restore peace and order, adding that the timings for the curfew will be reviewed from time to time as peace returns.

He added that those found culpable would be dealt with according to the law, saying the security agencies had made some arrests.

Aminu Gamawa said the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA had been directed to conduct damage assessment exercise and provide relief materials to the affected victims with immediate effect.