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Blasphemy: Police confirm many injured, houses, shops burnt in Bauchi




Police have confirmed that many people were injured following the crisis that erupted in the Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State over alleged blasphemy.

It was reported that a pastor was also allegedly injured when irate youths went on the rampage on Friday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, confirmed the incident in a statement titled, ‘CP orders an investigation of the crisis that erupted in Warji’, on Saturday.

He said the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, has ordered a thorough investigation into the crisis that erupted in Warji LGA Bauchi State.

Wakil said the incident was caused by an alleged blasphemous message posted by a medical staff of Warji LGA, Rhoda Jatau.

He said that the situation is under control as Police Tactical Teams, Mobile Police Force and Rapid Response Squad have been deployed to the area.

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