Religious crisis looms in Bauchi over alleged killing of Christian youth

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Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis has been engulfed in crisis as youths have stormed the streets, protesting the killing of their friend by suspected cultists.

The crisis which started from a burial ground where the deceased was laid to rest later took over the entire street.

Soon, after the deceased’s burial, the youths mobilised themselves, armed with sticks and dangerous weapons to retaliate the killing.

The protest caused serious gridlock, especially in Yelwa axis when stern looking youths and women blocked all the roads, carrying sticks.

The leader of the protesting youths, Ishaku Adamu told DAILY POST that their protest followed the insecurity in the state and accused non-Christian of being responsible for the death of the deceased.

“We learnt that the group that killed the deceased were cult members and non-Christians and we feel enough is enough because it has been a recurrent decimal, and we cannot afford to keep quiet any more,” said Adamu.

A driver who did not want his name mentioned said, he escaped being lynched by the angry mobs when he ran into the crisis.

He urged security agencies to step up action to curtail the unfortunate situation.

DAILY POST reports that police and the protesting youths had earlier clashed at Yelwa burial ground.

Meanwhile, the command’s spokesman, DSP Datti Kamal Abubakar has confirmed the crisis in a chat with DAILY POST.

He said,” It was late on Sunday that the report reached the police command that one person was killed by suspected cultist and the command is working to unravel the remote cause of the killing.

” Right now, police have not arrest any suspect in connection to the killing of the deceased, but currently the command is investigating the matter, ” added Abubakar

He stress that the command has mobilised armed policemen to Yelwa to calm the situation for peace to return.

Abubakar cautioned troublemakers to desist from causing trouble.

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