Crisis has engulfed the Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis as youths stormed the streets protesting the killing of their friend by suspected cultists.
Daily Post reports that the crisis started from a burial ground where the deceased was laid to rest. The protest later took over the entire street as the youths were armed with sticks and dangerous weapons to retaliate the killing, causing serious gridlock.
The leader of the protesting youths, Ishaku Adamu said that their protest followed the insecurity in the state and accused non-Christians of being responsible for the death of the deceased.
“We learnt that the group that killed the deceased were cult members and non-Christians and we feel enough is enough because it has been a recurrent decimal, and we cannot afford to keep quiet anymore,” said Adamu.
A driver who did not want his name mentioned said, he escaped being lynched by the angry mobs when he ran into the crisis. He however urged security agencies to step up action to curtail the situation.
Meanwhile, the command’s spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Datti Kamal Abubakar has confirmed the crisis.
He said,” It was late on Sunday that the report reached the police command that one person was killed by suspected cultist and the command is working to unravel the remote cause of the killing.
“Right now, police have not arrest any suspect in connection to the killing of the deceased, but currently the command is investigating the matter,” added Abubakar
He however stressed that the command has mobilised armed policemen to Yelwa to calm the situation for peace to return and cautioned troublemakers to desist from causing trouble.
By Ololade Olatimehin