The Bauchi State Police Command has suspended the earlier curfew imposed on Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Anguwan Kusu communities of the Bauchi local government following a review of the improvement of security in the area within the last couple of days.
Recall that a 24hrs curfew was imposed on the communities following a conflict which started between two youths in the area and later escalated to some areas, resulting in the killing of three persons and leaving scores of houses burnt. After a review of the initially imposed curfew, the command further relaxed the curfew to 12hrs.
SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, Police Public Relations Officer of the Command disclosed this to reporters in a statement in Bauchi.
The statement said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman Sanda had visited the warring communities on an inspection visit where he assessed the security situation of the communities where he sympathised with the natives and directed a thorough investigation into the matter to bring the perpetrators to book.
He appeals to community and religious leaders, youth leaders in the area and the general public to maintain a close watch over the behaviours of youths as well as happenings in the area and report any suspicious activities noticed to the nearest police station to forestall the future reoccurrence of such incident.
“To this end, the Command urged citizens not to panic and go about their normal business, that there is no cause for alarm.
The officers and men of Bauchi State Police Command are ever ready to respond to a distress call and any other security situation to stop it from degenerating further,” the statement read in part.