One person has been confirmed dead, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in a clash between youths in Yelwan kagadama area of Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State.
Spokesperson of Bauchi Police Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident, said five houses were also burnt in the skirmishes, which spread over at Yelwan Tsakani, Lushi and Uguwan kusu areas of Yelwa community.
He said the incident which occurred on Friday, emanated from a rivalry amongst the youths of Anguwan Taya and Yalwan Ysakani and extended to other parts of Yelwa area.
“As a result, five houses were set ablaze, four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and one was certified dead by a medical doctor”, he said
SP Wakil said police operatives comprising Tactical teams, Mobile Police Force, Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Quick intervention Unit (QIU), swiftly responded to the distress and brought the situation under control.
“Visibility patrols are still ongoing to maintain peace and prevent further breakdown of law and order in the affected area, as well as the Bauchi metropolis”, Wakil said.
Meanwhile, the State Police Boss, Umar Sanda, had ordered discreet investigation to ascertain circumstances of the incident.
Sanda, who vowed to bring perpetrators of the dastardly acts to justice, asked residents to go about their lawful businesses as normalcy had since been restored into the affected area.