Thursday, August 27

Angry youths protest Bauchi Emir’s appointment, cars razed



Angry youths in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Thursday, went on a rampage to protest the appointment of the new Emir of Misau.

It was learnt that the irate youths set ablaze four cars vandalised some property in the palace.

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman, who is the Secretary to the State Government, as the 11th Emir of Misau, following the death of Alhaji Muhammadu Manga III, 10 days ago.


The appointment was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, on behalf of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Hashimu Yakubu, and made available to journalists in Bauchi on Thursday.

The appointment of Sulaiman as the Emir, was said to be against the wishes of some people, who preferred the biological son of the late Emir, Aliyu Tella Manga.

Ten candidates, including the SSG, contested the seat of the Emir, but the kingmakers shortlisted three of the candidates and submitted to the list to the governor so that he could pick the new Emir.

Those picked by the kingmakers are Ahmadu Ahmadu, Aliyu Tella Manga and Suleiman Manga.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Haruna Mohammed, while confirming the incident in the town, however, said the youths, numbering about 1,000 went on a rampage with the intention of disrupting public peace.

He said a combined team of security forces immediately intervened, dispersing the irate youths and arrested nine suspects.

Mohammed added, “On the August 27, (Thursday) at about 12.00noon, a group of youths, numbering over 1,000 went on a rampage in Misau Town, protesting the appointment of the new Emir and inciting the 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 to the affected areas.

“So far, nine suspects have been arrested for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and mischief while patrols are being intensified within and outside the town.”

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