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Crisis looms in Bauchi over alleged killing by suspected cultists


By Blessing James, Abuja
Serious gridlock in Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis as youths have stormed the streets, protesting the killing of their friend by suspected cultists.
The crisis which started from a burial ground where the deceased was laid to rest later took over the entire street.
Soon, after the deceased was buried, the youths mobilised themselves, armed with sticks and dangerous weapons to retaliate the killing.
The leader of the protesting youths, Ishaku Adamu blamed the killing on insecurity in the state and accused non-Christian of being responsible for the death of the deceased.
“We learnt that the group that killed the deceased were cult members and non-Christians and we feel enough is enough because it has been a recurrent decimal, and we cannot afford to keep quiet anymore”, he said.
It was gathered that police and the protesting youths had earlier clashed at Yelwa burial ground.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Datti Kamal Abubakar who confirmed the crisis said, it was late on Sunday that the report reached the police command that one person was killed by suspected cultist and the command is working to unravel the remote cause of the killing.
“Right now, police have not arrested any suspect in connection to the killing of the deceased, but currently the command is investigating the matter”, Abubakar said.
He stresses that the command has mobilised armed policemen to Yelwa to calm the situation for peace to return and cautioned troublemakers to desist from causing trouble.

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