Alleged blasphemy: Police confirms six houses, seven shops torched in Bauchi community crisis
May 21, 2022
Police in Bauchi have ordered an investigation into the crisis that erupted at Katanga Community of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday.
Police spokesman in Bauchi State, SP Ahmed Wakil, disclosed that on Saturday some irate youths set six houses and seven shops ablaze in the community.
He added that some community members also sustained injuries in the process.
He explained that the assault was a reaction to an alleged blasphemous message posted on the social media by a 40-year-old female employee of the local government council.
“The police deployed troops to the community and they have brought the situation under control,’’ Wakil stated.
He added that the Commissioner of Police in Bauchi State, Mr Umar Sanda had ordered a thorough investigation into the crisis.
Wakil stated also that Sanda appealed to the general public to be calm and to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation.
Sanda also urged religious, community leaders and elders generally, to always speak to youths to desist from truncating the peace in their communities. (NAN)