Police take charge as Crisis erupts in Bauchi over Blasphemy.
Written by News Room on May 22, 2022
The Police have moved in to prevent a full blown crisis in Bauchi State over alleged blasphemy. Crisis had erupted in Warji Local Government Area of the state after some youths reportedly launched a manhunt for Rhoda Jatau, a lady who allegedly committed blasphemy.
An eyewitness said angry youths who were in search of Jatau invaded Katanga, Headquarters of Warji local government area as some residents were said to have whisked Jatau to safety, which angered the youths, leading to the destruction of some properties, including 11 building (six houses and seven shops) set ablaze and scores of residents injured.
According to sources, the violent extremists then mobilised to attack an Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) church before Christian youths mobilised and repelled them.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Mamman Sanda, through the Public Relations Officer in a statement Ahmed Wakili, deployed his men in the area ordered investigation into the incident and appealed to the general public to be calm and go about their lawful business without any fear of intimidation as normalcy has been restored in the affected area.
Wakili explained that an unspecified number of residents were injured during the incident, but no life was lost.