Sunday, April 12, 2015

Youths beat councillor to death in Bauchi


Angry youths in Bogoro, Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State allegedly beat a councillor from Gizaki/Badagari Ward, Mr. Musa Daniel, to death during Saturday’s elections.
The Chairperson of the Caretaker Committee of Bogoro LGA, Mrs. Hassana Arkila, broke the news to newsmen shortly after casting her vote.
Arkila described the incident as unfortunate, saying it was the handiwork of enemies of the country’s democracy.

“I have just been informed that one of my councillors on lawful duty has been beaten to death by irate youths. I am assuring you that the full wrath of the law will catch up with the attackers,” she said.
The council boss urged the people of the local government to sheath their swords and embrace peace, adding that violence was not the solution to political differences.
According to Arkila the action of the youths was an indication that the opposition was jittery of defeat and called for calm among PDP supporters in the area.
When our correspondent called the Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, to confirm the incident, he said he was not aware of it.
“I am not aware of such an incident but I will confirm it later,” he said.

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