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70-year-old dies in Bauchi coronation clash,  irate youths set houses ablaze

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In a tragic incident, a 70-year-old man, Apollos Danlami, lost his life during a coronation clash in the Hamlet Head of Sang in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi. The incident, confirmed by the Bauchi State Police Command, also left 65-year-old Naemiya Bature and several others injured.

According to a statement by Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, the clash erupted when irate youths with different functions protested against the coronation. During the fracas, the youths set 64 houses, three motorcycles, and properties worth millions of naira ablaze.

The Bauchi State Police Command received a distress call about the skirmishes on April 15, 2023, at around 7:00 PM. Preliminary investigations reveal that the communal clash in Sang village of Bogoro LGA emanated from the coronation of the Hamlet Head of Sang.

In response to the situation, the Command swiftly deployed Police operatives comprising Tactical teams, (RRS) Rapid Response Squad, and Operation Restore Peace in the area to bring the situation under control. The area is relatively peaceful for now, and security measures have been reinforced in and around Bogoro LGA. The safety of the citizens remains the highest priority of the Command, and they work round-the-clock to keep harm at bay. Visibility Patrol is ongoing to maintain public peace and order.

Bauchi police commissioner, CP Aminu Alhassan, has directed DPO Bogoro to commence a discrete investigation in earnest to unravel the circumstances that led to this turmoil. Concerted efforts have been intensified to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face the full wrath of the law. Further development will be communicated as the investigation unfolds

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