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Tension In Bauchi As Police Officer Stabs Two Civilians To Death


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Unrest has been reported in the Yelwa area of Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi State, after an officer of the Nigerian Police reportedly stabbed two civilians to death.

Reports obtained by Naija News on Friday confirmed that the yet to be named officer had stabbed three people in the area after which two died immediately.

Youths of the area according to Daily Post, have stormed the street, blocking the road from Elim Church junction to the Yelwa Divisional Headquarters, to protest the incident.

The angry mob according to reports were pelting stones at the police officers inside the Yelwa Police Station while officers on duty were seen also shooting into the air to disperse the protesters.

The youths also set vehicle tyres on fire on the road.

The cause of the uproar is, however, sketchy at the moment this report was given.

Meanwhile, a farmer identified as Mufutau Adekola has been remanded in Oke-Kura Correctional Centre by a Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin for allegedly killing his mother and brother.

The state police command charged the suspect with culpable homicide contrary to the provisions of Section 221 of the Penal Code Law.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Folorunsho Zacheaus, disclosed that Adekola attacked his mother, Rafatu and brother, Mukaila, while sleeping on March 9, at Oke-Ode in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki, in his ruling ordered Adekola to be remand, pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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Dasuki adjourned the case until April 25 for further mention, Naija News reports.

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