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Angry Youths Attack Bauchi Village Head

Angry youths, suspected to be from Tafawa Balewa Town of Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi on Friday, attacked the village head of Tafari village, injuring him in the process.

The police public relations officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed disclosed that the youths, whose number was not yet known, attacked the village head,Christopher Wuji, because he was turbaned as the village head by the emir of Bauchi instead of Gung Zaar.

The PPRO who stated this in a release made available to newsmen in Bauchi on Saturday, said the hoodlums also destroyed the windscreen of the village head’s vehicle.

He said: “On the 29/4/2016 at about 08:00am, youths suspected to be from Tafawa Balewa town, went to Tafari Village in Lere District of Tafawa Balewa LGA and attacked the village Head, one Christopher Wuji, male, of the same address, because he was turbaned as the village head by the emir of Bauchi instead of Gung Zaar.

“As a result, the victim sustained various degrees of injuries and his Peugeot 406 Windscreen was destroyed.

“Police patrol team attached to Tafawa Balewa Division led by DPO, visited the scene and rushed the victim to ATBU Teaching hospital Bauchi for treatment.”

The police spokesman, said the situation had been brought under control, and efforts are being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects who escaped before the Police arrived the scene of the incident.

He warned that the police will not allow any person or group disrupt the peace in the state and will deal decisively with anyone caught fomenting trouble in the state.

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