A fresh violence in Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis has left one person dead, four injured and five houses burnt.
Dateline Nigeria reports that officers of the Bauchi State Police Command had to be drafted to restore law and order in the area.
Bauchi police spokesman SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil confirmed the incident saying “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 Yelwan 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.”
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.”
The Commissioner of Police Umar Mamman Sanda ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.
The CP appealed to the public for calm and to go about their lawful business as normalcy had since been restored in the affected area.