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70-Year-Old killed, 64 Houses Burnt In Bauchi Communal Clash

A 70-year-old man, Apollos Danlami, was killed and many others were injured following a  communal clash in Sang village of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Saturday.

At least 64 houses, three motorcycles and other properties worth millions of naira were set ablaze.

It was gathered that some irate youth protested against the coronation of the hamlet Head of Sang and launched an attack on the community.

The State Police Command Spokesperson, SP Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident in a statement.

According to him, a distress call about the unrest was received and operatives comprising Tactical teams, Rapid Response Squad and Operation Restore Peace, were deployed to the area to restore normalcy and maintain visibility patrol. 

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the communal clash in Sang village of Bogoro LGA emanated from the coronation of the hamlet Head of Sang.

“Some irate youth with different functions protested against the coronation. Consequently, this resulted in an attack on innocent citizens, as the irate youths set 64 houses, 3 motorcycles and properties worth millions of Naira ablaze.

“One person by the name of Apollos Danlami, 70 years, was killed in the incident while a certain Naemiya Bature, 65 years and some other people were injured in the fracas.”

He added that the Commissioner of Police has ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the unrest as well as the arrest of perpetrators to face the full wrath of the law.

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