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Gov Mohammed declares 24-hour curfew on Bauchi’s community over bloody crisis

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has ordered a 24-hour dawn to dusk curfew on Gudum Seyawa community following a fresh crisis that erupted in the area.

Gudum Seyawa is a community in Bauchi Local Government Area of the State that witnessed second violence in a spate of three weeks on Wednesday.

PlatinumPost reports that over 20 houses were razed and one person killed in the latest crisis.

It was learnt that the crisis was as a result of lingering disagreements among members of the community over a wedding..

An eye witness who pleaded anonymity said that the second crisis, which appeared to be a reprisal one, erupted during the burial ceremony of a member of the community about to be buried on Wednesday.

“Suddenly some young men came during the burial ad started attacking people. There was confusion everywhere as they set houses ablaze,” he said.

Efforts to get the full details were futile.

Governor Mohammed who visited the troubled area at about 5:00 pm described it as an ugly situation.

He sued for peace and called on residents to remain calm as the issue was being investigated.

He declared a 24 hours curfew and warned that his administration would not tolerate any form of lawlessness and attempt to breach the peace enjoyed in tbe State by any individual or group of individuals.

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