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A misunderstanding among some youths at a birthday party in Kusu area of Sakani which later spread to other parts of Yelwa Ward, has led to the death of three persons and the injury of eight other people in Lushi ward, Bauchi state.

This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Kamal Abubakar who said that 75 suspects had been arrested in connection with the clash and that two houses were burnt during the incident.

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A resident of the area, who preferred anonymity gave account that some youths in Lushi started throwing stones at each other and later embarked on burning houses which included that of a retired superintendent of police.

Another eye witness said that the incident might have started when two male youths fought over a young lady at the venue of the birthday party.

According to him, a federal civil servant who worked at the Federal Secretariat in Bauchi, was suspected to be among those killed during the fight.

He said the victim had earlier relocated his family to a safe area following tension in the area, but was killed on his return by the irate youths who also burnt the deceased’s house.

The PPRO however, said that the situation had been brought under control and investigation was going on to get to the root of the crisis. He also assured that those found wanting would be brought to book.





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