Bauchi govt imposes curfew after
clashes, death of three persons
Bauchi state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in some parts of the
metropolis after clashes between youths.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to
the State Government, Mohammed
Nadada Umar it stated that the curfew
followed a clash between some youths in
the area on Thursday May 9th, 2019.
According to the statement, the youths
had a misunderstanding at about 09:00
am at Gudum Area of Bauchi Local
Government which escalated into clashes
between the youth from Gudum Sayawa
and Gudum Hausawa Communities.
The statement added that, the resulted
into physical skirmishes after which
security agencies intervened and brought
peace in the area.
“Unfortunately, during Friday Prayers
there was a reprisal and a counter reprisal
which led to the death of three
persons,”the statement added.
The statement informed that in order to
prevent further escalation of the situation,
the Government decided to impose a dusk
to dawn curfew from 6:00pm to 6:00am
until further notice.
The areas affected by the curfew include
Gudum Fulani, Gudum Hausawa, Gudum
Sayawa and Bigi communities.
“The people of the affected communities
are therefore advised to strictly observe
the restriction. Any person or group of
people found to be violating this will be
decisively dealt-with,”the statement