One person has been confirmed dead and several others injured in a clash between youths in Yelwa area of Bauchi State.
The Bauchi State Police Command disclosed this to Channels Television via a statement issued on Saturday, adding that several houses were also razed.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmed Wakil, blamed the development on rivalry amongst youths of Anguwan Taya and Yelwan Tsakani and then extended to other parts of Yelwa which includes Lushi and Anguwan Kusu.
“As a result, five houses were set ablaze, four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and one was certified dead by a medical doctor,” the statement read.
As part of measures to bring the situation under control, the State Police Command deployed police operatives comprising Tactical teams, Mobile Police Force, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), and Quick intervention Unit(QIU).
This is even as visibility patrols are ongoing to maintain peace and prevent further breakdown of law and order in the affected area as well as the Bauchi metropolis.
“The Commissioner of Police CP. Umar Mamman Sanda has ordered a discreet investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice.
“The CP further appeals to the general public for calm and to go about their lawful business as normalcy had since been restored in the affected area, please,” the police spokesman added.