September 30, 2022

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

This is contained in a statement by Mr Aminu Gamawa, Chief of Staff, Government House, Bauchi.

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. “Free medical care is being provided to the injured and the government has ordered a full scale investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the disturbances.

“In view of the foregoing, a 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed in Yelwa and its environs, especially Lushi, Tsakani, Kagadama and Birshi Areas of Bauchi LGA,” he said.

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.

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.

“The government wishes to appreciate and thank the security agencies, traditional institutions, religious bodies and law abiding citizens of Bauchi State for their various roles in containing these crises and ensuring peace across the state.”

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