Bauchi suspends curfew imposed on Gudum communities


By Umar Sa’id Moh’d, Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command has suspended the curfew imposed on Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Anguwan Kusu communities of Bauchi local government as a result of the civil unrest in the affected areas.

According to a statement issued by the command Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Wakili and made available to journalists yesterday, the suspension was as result of the review of the improvement of security in the area in the last couple of days.

Recall that a 24hrs curfew was imposed on the communities following a conflict which started between two youths in the area and later escalated to some areas, resulting in the killing of three persons and leaving scores of houses burnt. After a review of the initially imposed curfew, the command further relaxed the curfew to 12hrs.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Mamman Sanda visited the warring communities where he assessed the security situation and directed a thorough investigation into the matter to bring the perpetrators to book.

Sanda appealed to community and religious leaders, youth leaders in the area and the general public to maintain a close watch over the behaviours of youths as well as happenings in the area and report any suspicious activities noticed to the nearest police station to forestall the future reoccurrence of such incident.

The Command urged citizens not to panic and go about their normal business, that there is no cause for alarm as the officers and men of Bauchi State Police Command are ever ready to respond to a distress call and any other security situation to stop it from degenerating further.