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Police give update on Bauchi/Gombe communities’ clash

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The Bauchi State Police Command on Thursday asserted that no life was misplaced early Wednesday morning skirmishes between Bauchi and Gombe communities over boundary disputes.

The assertion was made by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mohammad Ahmed Wakil, whereas answering questions from journalists in Bauchi.

The member of Bauchi State Home of Meeting representing Ganjuwa East Constituency, Gazali Abubakar Wunti, had mentioned on the ground of the Meeting that some folks from Buri Buri village in Dukku Native Authorities Space of Gombe State attacked Bara village in Gungura ward of Ganjuwa LGA in Bauchi State at about 3am on Wednesday.

The lawmaker added that many individuals had been killed within the assault, whereas homes and farmlands had been destroyed.

Reacting to this, the police spokesman, a Superintendent of Police (SP), mentioned opposite to the lawmaker’s declare, “no life was misplaced.”

In line with the PPRO, “The reality of the matter was that some communities from Gombe State cross the river and invaded rice farms of Bauchi communities in Ganjuwa Native Authorities areas.

“The attackers began taking pictures sporadically within the air. They destroyed the farms and left. They didn’t kill anyone based mostly on the report obtained by the command.”

He mentioned that the district head knowledgeable the police of the assault after the attackers had left, including that police visited the realm and restored regulation and order.

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The police picture maker knowledgeable that the state Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi, held a gathering with authorities officers, Ganjuwa LGA chairman, conventional and group leaders from the realm and different related stakeholders on the difficulty.

He added that it was resolved on the assembly {that a} formal criticism ought to be lodged earlier than Nationwide Boundary Fee.

“After the incident the state Commissioner of Police summoned a gathering between the command, Particular Advisers to the Governor on Safety, who represented the state governor, Commissioner for Youths and Sports activities, native authorities chairman, conventional and group leaders from the realm, boundary fee and related stakeholders the place they held a fruitful dialogue on how to make sure sustainable peace within the space,” SP Wakil knowledgeable.

He added that whereas governors of Bauchi and Gombe will meet, council chairmen of the affected communities in addition to conventional and group leaders from the realm may even meet individually to debate on means ahead with a view to making sure sustainable peace among the many communities.

The PPRO mentioned the Commissioners of Police of the 2 states would deploy policemen within the space as a way to forestall the communities from crossing over to both facet to foment any troubles.

Whereas interesting for calm within the affected communities, Wakil solicited cooperation of all stakeholders in sustaining peace within the space, including that CP Alabi had deployed policemen to keep up peace within the affected communities.

Many killed, homes, farms destroyed as Bauchi/Gombe communities conflict

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