Crisis: Bauchi police ban social gatherings

By Ahmed Ahmed

Bauch State Police Command has banned all forms of social gatherings without approval from the command in the state.
Consequently. the state government has imposed dust to down curfew on Lushi, Kagadama, Ngas and Kusu areas of Yelwa Community.
The Police spokesperson, DSP Kamal Datti, stated this in Bauchi on Thursday.
He explained that the decision was in line with Public Order Act and the statutory responsibility of prevention of crime.
"This order has become necessary in view of recurrent violence emanating from such gatherings, which in the past led to the loss of lives and property.
“Henceforth, any person or group of people wishing to organize any form of social event should get security clearance from Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of that area or as the case may be from the Area Commander or the Commissioner of Police not less than 48 hours of the scheduled gathering time," he said.
Datti also warned that any body found violating the order would be arrested and dealt with according to the law.
“Once again, the Command appeals for cooperation of the members of the public in this regards, as it is done in the best interest of peace-loving people of the state and not to deny anybody’s fundamental right of freedom of association and to ensure that the existing peace and security in the state is sustained," he said.
It would be recalled that following the recent crisis from a birthday party that left three people dead, two house burned in Yelwa suburb of Bauchi.

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