Emir’s Appointment: Bauchi Imposes Curfew In Misau, Police Arrest 30 Suspects

Bauchi State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar
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By Mohammed Daib, Bauchi

The Bauchi State government has placed an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew on Misau town following the riot that trailed the appointment of a new emir of Misau by the state government.
The Police have also arested nine suspects in respect of the rampage in Misau.
A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Abdul Aliyu Ilelah, a copy made available to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday, said:
‎ “Reports reaching the State Government have indicated that after the official announcement of the appointment of the 11th Emir of Misau and the successful conduct of all the traditional rites, some mischief makers have taken advantage of the apparent jubilant mood of the people and instigated youths into smashing vehicles parked at the‎ emir’s palace
“Government views this development as the handiwork of the evil doers who are bent on destroying the prevailing peace and security being enjoyed in the state in order to enjoy selfish objectives.”
The statement reiterated that the government would not fold its arms and watch mischief makers wreak havoc on lives and property of citizens of the state, as the protection of lives and property of the people “remains the cardinal responsibility of the present administration”
The state government, according to the statement, assured residents of the state especially those in of Misau that the situation had been brought under control.
It added: “Law-abiding people are therefore implored to go about their normal activities as measures have been put in place to protect their safety. As parts of these measures, a curfew is hereby imposed with immediate effect. The period of the curfew is between 6: 00 pm to 6: 00 am until further notice,” it said.
The statement added that security agencies have been directed to impose the curfew and deal with anyone who violates it
Meanwhile the Bauchi State police Command Public Relations Officer DSP Mohammed Haruna has confirmed the arrest of nine suspects.
According to him “at about 12:00hrs,group of Youth numbering over one thousand went on rampage in Misau Town protesting over the appointment of the new Emir and inciting disturbance of public peace.
“Combined Security Forces comprising the Police, Army and other Sister services rushed to the scene, dispersed the hoodlums and restored normalcy in the affected Areas.’
According to him, “so far nine suspects have been arrested for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and mischief while patrols are being intensified within and outside the town.
The PPRO said the command reassured “members of the public that it is fully committed to public safety and security and will not fold its arms and watch disgruntled elements disrupt public peace in the State. Groups or individual desiring and preparing to cause chaos in the state are seriously warned to desist as any breach of public peace will attract severe legal consequences.

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