1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi against Meningitis

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has vaccinated 1,400 inmates and 240 prisons’ staff against  Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM).

Adamu Gamawa, chairman of the agency, made this known in an interview with NAN on Thursday.

According to him, the proactive measure is to prevent the occurrence of the disease among prison inmates in view of the congestion in the prisons.

He said the measure would be replicated in similar public facilities to prevent the spread of the disease.

The chairman said that the agency had requested for more vaccines from the National Primary Health Care Agency to scale up preventive measures.


Source: NAN

Weeks after Lagos took the decision, Bauchi also okays death penalty for kidnappers.

Bauchi state government has signed into law, a bill which makes kidnapping now punishable with death or life imprisonment.

Ibrahim Umar , the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in the state.

Umar said Mohammed Abdullahi, governor of the state, assented to the bill on Monday.

“Whoever is guilty of the offence of kidnapping shall be punished with life imprisonment,” Umar said.

“If the victim dies as a result of the kidnapping, the offender shall be punished with death.”

Umar said whoever “seizes, confines, tricks, abducts or carries away” anybody and holds to ransom or otherwise with or without a weapon, would be seen as commiting the offence of kidnapping.

He said the state government had also signed into law, a bill for provision of free emergency treatment to accident victims within 24 hours of occurrence.

Umar said the government would provide for each public hospital, an accident and emergency unit, intensive care unit and a blood bank equipped with personnel and effective communication gadgets.

“The law states that the state government shall provide funds and logistics for joint patrol of the hospital management board and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for rescuing accident victims in the three senatorial districts of the state,” Umar said.

“Any government hospital that fails to accept an accident victim shall have its officers on duty that day punished according to civil service rules, including reduction in rank.”

He said that the law applied to all accidents, including domestic fire, industrial fire, plane crash, flood disaster, snake bite, dog bite, rainstorm, bomb blasts and gunshot.

On the fisheries bill, Umar said the law is to regulate fisheries in order to promote a healthy lifestyle and ensure that fishes would be free from contamination.

On February 1, the Lagos state house of assembly approved death penalty for kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and life imprisonment in situations where victims do not die.


Source: The Cable

Students leader accuses Bauchi government of intimidating oppositions

A factional leader of National Association of Bauchi State Student Union (NUBASS), Nasiru Nuhu Cigari has accused Bauchi State Government of frustrating and intimidating pressure groups that refuses to play to its tune.

He stated this in a statement while reacting to the refusal of the state government to allow the conduct of the Aminu Saleh Memorial Lecture and Award, slated for Saturday 14th January 2017.

Cigari accused the government of dictatorship, anarchy and tyranny.

He alleged that the Chief of Staff of the State government was the one behind the cancellation of the event because he was nursing a grudge against late Aminu Saleh’s Family.

Cigari said that as a law-abiding citizen, he had earlier notified the police of the proposed event in a letter which was duly signed and acknowledged nine days before the event.

“Few hours to the event, I received a phone call from the Nigeria Police, Bauchi Command and the Department of State Security Service, inviting me for some clarifications. When I arrived the headquarters of the police command, I met the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations who informed me of their decision to put a halt to the event and blamed me for not properly notifying the police,” he said.

He however said that the Assistant Commisioner of police showed him a government letter which described the event as an illegal gathering and threatened to arrest him if he goes ahead with the proposed event.

While reacting to the allegations by the National President, the Senior Special Assistant to the Bauchi Governor, Sabo Mohammed said that the Factional National President was an impersonator who was not legally elected as the president of the association.

He said that the factional president was sponsored by his Abuja based politicians who were fighting the government who he alleged were using various ways to fight.

“I advised the so called National President to concentrate on his studies and graduate from the university instead of allowing these politicians to use him in achieving thier selfish ambitions”, he said?.

Source: Daily Trust

Rivers Re-run: Govs of Bauchi, Benue, Kanu, Plateau Donated N1b Each For Rigging– Wike

Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike has accused the Governors of Bauchi, Benue, Kano and Plateau states of donating one billion naira (N1b) each to the All Progressive Congress, APC, party candidates in the state for the rigging of the re-run election held on 10th December, 2016.

The election which saw the killing of over five persons including a police DSP was riddled with brazen rigging and violence.

Wike gave the allegation during a state broadcast after the election.

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Bauchi Police Invade Kidnappers’ Den, Rescue Victims

On the 10/12/2016 at about 11:00hrs, following intelligence report, Police Patrol Team attached to Ganjuwa Division in collaboration with Danga security stormed a kidnappers hideout at Buzun forest in Ganjuwa L. G. A, of Bauchi State.

On sighting the police, hoodlums opened fire and a fierce gun battle ensued which lasted for more than an hour. As a result, two suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded while one Mustapha Sarkin Bindigan Gali, member of Danga Security, male of Gali hamlet via Soro ward, also sustained a gunshot injury.

However, two women hostages were rescued from the kidnappers and One Suspect was arrested. The rescued victims are,

1. Maryam Alh Shu’aibu female of Loyi hamlet and,
2.Hauwa’u Karfe female of Buzum hamlet all in Nasarawa ward of Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi State.

The following exhibits were also recovered,
(1) One k2 rifle with beech no. 2016576,
(2) One magazine,
(3) Fifteen(15) rounds of live ammunition and other incriminating items.

Meanwhile, all the Casualties including the rescued victims were taken to General hospital Kafin Madaki for medical attention were the two Suspected kidnappers and One member of Danga Security were certified dead by a medical doctor, while the rescued victims are in stable condition.

Finally, Corpse of the slain Danga security member was released to his relatives for burial after postmortem examination was conducted.

Case under investigation and efforts are being intensified to apprehend other fleeing suspects and bring them to Justice.

The Command appreciate Members of the public for its cooperation and urged them not to relent in providing useful information to enable the Police provide Safety and Security in the State.

SP Haruna Mohammed,
Ag PPRO Bauchi State Police Command.

Police launch public complaint rapid response unit in Bauchi.

The Bauchi state police command in its efforts towards fighting crime and criminal activities, has launched the ‘change begins with me’ campaign and public complaint rapid response unit, to take care of complaints from the public.


This according to the force is to fight against police professional misconduct, emanating from policing activities and operations.


As the festive season approaches with the accompanying high rate of criminal activities during the period, the state police has decided to put some strategies in place that would curtail crime rate in the state.


Other activities at the launch included the unveiling of suggestion boxes at strategic locations, which would give members of the public, opportunity to provide useful information that will be treated with confidentiality.


Also a road walk was organized to campaign for attitudinal change on zero tolerance to corruption and quality services delivery from the police force.


The police commissioner accompanied by other security agent chiefs in the state, members of the police community relations committee, National Union of Road Transport Workers and the civil society, embarked on the walk, across the Bauchi metropolis.


They were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions on attitudinal change, zero tolerance to corruption, quality service delivery, among others.


The force has emphasized the need to build public confidence, by also encouraging synergy with other security agents in fighting crime; a move considered to indeed be a step in the right direction.

Bauchi Government bans public gathering, processions.

The Bauchi State Government has banned all gatherings in whatever form, and religious processions, in the state.


The government made this known in a statement signed by the secretary to the state government, Bello Shehu, on Wednesday in Bauchi.


“It has become imperative to impose a ban on all public gatherings and processions in the state with immediate effect.


“All security agencies are hereby directed to ensure strict compliance with the directive,” Mr. Bello said.


The government has not given reason for the decision.


Bauchi is the latest to impose such ban, weeks after Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto Katsina and Kano states banned processions in their states.

Bauchi decries high number of out-of-school children.

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has decried the large number of out of school children in the state, describing the situation as worrisome.

Abubakar made the remarks on Tuesday when a Non-Governmental Organisation, JACCO’S Charity International, led by its Founder/President, Jodie Frank, visited him at the Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.

He, however, said that his administration was passionate about redressing the plight of the affected children, especially the girl-child.

The governor explained that the government was working hard to ensure that school-aged children were fully enrolled in schools.

The United Nations Children’s Fund recently announced that out of 1.2 million school-age children in Bauchi State, 777,000 were out of school.

This prompted the state government to launch a state-wide school enrolment campaign in November, 2015.

Abubakar said that an NGO, floated by his wife, was also working hard to see more children enrolled in schools.

He said that government would leave no stone unturned to reversing the situation.

He thanked the NGO for choosing Bauchi as one of the beneficiaries of its proposed back-to-school programme.

Abubakar said that the state government would collaborate with the team for the success of the programme.

He, however, asked the organisation to formalise its request for assistance in this regard through a letter to his office.

Earlier, Frank told the governor that her organisation was committed to catering for less privileged children in local communities across the country.

She said that the NGO was planning an out-of-school programme in selected states including Bauchi.

According to her, the programme will be launched in April, 2017 and call for the governor’s assistance to make it a success.

She lauded the achievements of the governor’s administration, which included roads and borehole projects, especially in rural communities.

Nigerian Army Conducts Field Training Exercise In Bauchi, Kaduna

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it has commenced a 9-day field training exercise involving movement and use of high caliber weapons and equipment in Kaduna and Bauchi states.

The acting director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said in a statement issued in Bauchi that the exercise, which started on April 12, would end on April 20.

He said the exercise was organised as part of activities to mark the 2016 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL).

Usman said the exercise would commence with the massing up of troops in Bauchi and Kachia, in Kaduna State, before culminating in a simulation exercise at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.

He urged the public not to panic on sighting movement of troops and equipment along Kaduna-Kachia-Bauchi roads as well as the areas surrounding Alkaleri forest in Bauchi.

The Army said in another statement issued by its spokesman that troops of 1 Division under the auspices of Operation SHARAN DAJI have cleared suspected armed bandits camps in Zamfara and Katsina States.

Usman said the operation was in continuation of the clearance of all known camps and hideouts of cattle rustlers, armed bandits and other criminals in the northwestern of the country.

According to statement, in Zamfara state the troops raided and destroyed suspected armed bandits camps at Rafe and Ajah forests in Gusau Local Government Area.

He said during the operation the troops killed four bandits while some escaped with gunshot wounds.

Usman said the troops recovered five AK-47 rifles and 11 AK-47 rifle magazine, 205 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 25 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO).

He added that the troops carried out a joint operation in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State where they arrested 17 cattle rustlers that escaped from Zamfara State.

He added that the troops also recovered 930 cattle, 210 sheep and 20 machetes.

Usman advised the public especially those in Zamfara and Katsina States to be more vigilant and security conscious.



Boko Haram’s Plan To Attack Bauchi Uncovered

Security agencies are on the alert following intelligence reports of possible Boko Haram attack in Bauchi State.

The insurgents, according to the intelligence reports, are planning to enter and strike Bauchi, having been pushed from their base in Sambisa forest by the renewed military onslaught.

This was disclosed during a two-day workshop on the Roles of Private Guards in Curbing Insurgency in Bauchi State organised by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with the state government.

According to findings of intelligence gathering, the insurgents plan to infiltrate the state using the private guards disguised as fruits sellers, thus the workshop is to sensitise the private guards.

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Yuguda Spent N91bn Security Vote In 8 yrs — Bauchi govt

The Bauchi State Government has said that the past administration of Isa Yuguda received and squandered N91 billion security vote in eight years.


The revelation is coming on the heels of promise by the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, that the days of lack of accountability and financial recklessness in the management of resources were over in the state.

In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Bauchi State Governor on Media and Communication, Yakubu Mohammed, yesterday, it said that more facts had emerged on security related expenditures by the former governor.

The statement said that between 2007 and 2015, the sum of N91 billion was released as security vote requirements with the highest spending of over N17 billion in 2013.

“For 2007, over N1 billion, over N6 billion in 2008, 2009 gulped over N8 billion. N10 billion was spent in 2010 while over N14 billion was released for the year 2011. Other releases of over N11 billion, N16 billion and N4 billion were for 2012, 2014, 2015 respectively,” it stated.

The statement added that the facts were released and certified by the state’s Accountant General, Abubakar Gabi.

Meanwhile, Governor Abubakar, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the members of consultative council of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Bauchi State chapter at the Government House vowed that his administration will block all financial leakages that were prevalent during the previous administration in the state.

He said: “My administration took over a government that was wrecked because nothing was working in the state. I met a backlog of unpaid salaries, which I borrowed to pay workers. I decided to reduce my salary and expenses of the Government House by 50 percent to reduce financial wastage. There is no money to waste in my government, even a sheet of paper must be accounted for.”

Police Arrest Bauchi Monarch, Others Over Villager’s Death

The Police in Bauchi State have arrested three persons, including a village head, Mohammed Bello, in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old man in the Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Other suspects, Bature Abdul and Babangida Abdul, were arrested by police detectives attached to the Ningi Police Area Command of Bauchi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who said this in a statement on Wednesday, in Bauchi, recalled that in 2009, the deceased, Nasiru Audu, from Judo village in Ningi LGA, was declared missing and his whereabouts unknown.

He said since then, discreet investigation began and police detectives attached to the Ningi Police Area Command were dispatched to the village on a fact-finding mission to unravel the mystery surrounding the sudden disappearance of the deceased.

Mohammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said on October 17, 2015, at about 4.30pm, the police detectives discovered that the deceased was allegedly killed by Abdul, 35, of the same village over a minor misunderstanding.

He added that further investigations revealed that the suspect conspired with his elder brother, Babangida Abdul, and dumped the corpse of the deceased in a well.

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Bauchi PDP Endorses Bala Mohammed As National Chairman

The 20 local government Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State have endorsed the immediate past Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, as the next national chairman of the party.

Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Bauchi, the spokesman of the 20 PDP chieftains, Bala Abdullahi Dan, who is also the party’s chairman in’Alakaleri’ local government, described the ex-minister as  a young, vibrant politician and founding member of the party who has remained committed to the party.

Dan said it was their desire that the position of the National Chairman of the PDP remained in the North-east, adding that  Muhammad, is the best man to succeed Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu because he played a vital role during the 2015 PDP presidential campaign.

He argued that the bane of the PDP has been lack of internal democracy, which led to dictatorship as few leaders hijacked the party to the detriment of loyal members.

He explained that what the main opposition party needs to overcome the challenges ahead was to choose a national leader that would be guided by the ideals of the founders such as equity and justice.

“Our appeal is based on three facts:  Eligibility, sincere concern for the party and zeal to serve.  Bala Muhammed is a man who can move the party to the next stage of progress without rancour,  discrimination and other vices,”  he said.

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Bauchi Probe C’ttee Discovers Aircraft Hidden In Morocco

A committee set up by the Bauchi State Government, headed by Air Commodore Ahmed Tijjani-Baba (rtd), has discovered an aircraft belonging to the state, hidden in Morocco. Governor Mohammed Abubakar made this known, Saturday night in Bauchi, in a broadcast marking his 100 days in office.

He disclosed that the recovered aircraft would be received by the state government in few days at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.

According to him, “The committee will now beam its satellite on the Ministry for Local Government Affairs and the State Basic Education Board, to see how billions of naira allocated to them was spent.

“Such examples are the N2billion micro loans and others that were allocated to them but carelessly spent, leaving our pupils to study under the trees.”

Abubakar assured that the state government would soon embark on the construction and reconstruction of some rural feeder roads to ease transportation problems.

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Riot In Bauchi Over Appointment Of New Emir, Govt. Imposes Curfew

The Bauchi State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Misau town following a riot that trailed the appointment of a new emir by the state government.

The curfew, which the government said is parts of measures to safeguard the lives of the people, will last between 6pm and 6am each day.

It has been reported that riot broke out in the town following the appointment of the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Sulaiman, as the 11th Emir of Misau by Governor Mohammed Abubakar.

Some residents apparently had expected one of the scions of late emir or a close member of the Gwani Mukhtar ruling dynasty to be appointed to the throne.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Abdul Ilelah, said: “Reports reaching the State Government have indicated that after the official announcement of the appointment of the 11th Emir of Misau and the successful conduct of all the traditional rites, some mischief makers have taken advantage of the apparent jubilant mood of the people and instigated youths into smashing vehicles parked at the? emir’s palace.

“Government views this development as the handiwork of the evil doers who are bent on destroying the prevailing peace and security being enjoyed in the state in order to enjoy selfish objectives.”

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Woman Dies Fighting Over Boyfriend In Bauchi

A 30-year-old man and a lady have been arrested over the death of his girlfriend in Bauchi.

According to Vanguard, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Bauchi, said the deceased, known as Iklima Alhassan, aged 28, and an indigene of Bukuru village in Plateau State, visited her boyfriend, Nasiru, who resides at Rafin Makaranta area, behind Awala Hotel in Bauchi.

He said trouble started when the deceased met another lady, Fatima Baba Isa, 22, of Makera ward in
her boyfriend’s apartment, a situation that allegedly resulted in a fight between the two women.
Mohammed said:

“On August 9, at about 12:50a.m., an uncon-scious young lady was found along Maiduguri by-pass, near Awalah Roundabout, Bauchi.“The police patrol team attached to Tafawa Balewa Housing Estate Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to ATBU Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, were she was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor and the corpse was deposited in the mortuary for post-mortem examination.”

The police spokesman said the deceased’s boyfriend and the other lady were arrested and were assisting the Police with useful information that could help ascertain the cause of her death.

Bauchi Governor Pledges To Reduce Poverty By 50 Percent In 4yrs

Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state on Thursday promised that his administration would reduce poverty level by 50 per cent within four years.
Abubakar made the pledge in Bauchi while exchanging views with officials from the World Bank led by Folusho Okunmuadewa who visited him.
He emphasised that his administration was committed towards reducing the poverty level of the people by 50 per cent considering the high rate of economic hardship in the state.
The governor disclosed that his administration has concluded plans to increase girl-child enrolment in the educational system of the state as one of the programmes being pursued by the World Bank.
He said that in spite of the lean resources of the state, he would ensure that all projects being handled by the bank were assisted.
Abubakar said he had instructed that N80 million outstanding funds for health projects being handled by Bill and Melinda Gate and Dangote foundations be paid to the beneficiaries.
He frowned at the epileptic state of the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state and promised to redeem all his electoral pledges.
The governor urged officials of the bank to initiate additional projects that would reduce the poverty level in the state.
He pledged that his administration would ensure prompt payment of counterpart fund whenever necessary to ensure that the state benefit from various programme.
The Sector Leader, World Bank, Country Office, Nigeria, had earlier said that 27,000 persons in 180 communities from six local government areas of the state have benefitted from the programme of the bank.
Okunmuadewa said that the bank has selected another 2,000 persons out of the 10,000 persons registered in the state have been targeted to benefit from subsequent programmes in six selected council areas of the state.
He said that 5,000 households in the state have benefited from the Cash-Transfer Programme of the bank and the bank has targeted another 2,000 persons.
The team leader said that the bank has selected 420 persons in the state to train them under the bank’s Public Work Programme within nine months.
He advised the state government to pay its N10 million counterpart fund to enable the bank execute one of its programmes in the state. (NAN)

Police Arrests Man For Raping 8 Year Old Boy In Bauchi

An 18-year-old man has been arrested by the Bauchi State Police Command,for raping an eight-year-old boy.

The suspect, Mustapha Abdullahi, committed the offence on Saturday at about 4pm.
He added that police detectives attached to the Dass division arrested Abdullahi in Wandi District in the Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The PPRO said,
“The suspect lured an eight-year-old boy and had unlawful carnal knowledge of him against the order of nature. The victim was rushed to the Dass General Hospital for medical examination..The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.”

Policemen Shoot Tanker Driver To Death For Giving Them N20 Instead Of N50 Bribe

The Bauchi State Police Command has detained three policemen over the death of a tanker driver in Ningi Local Government Area of the state.

DailyTrust reports that the deceased was allegedly shot to death by one of the three policemen because he gave the cops N20, instead of the N50, they demanded for.

Two witnesses, Alhaji Sani Uba Ningi and MallamAminu, said when the driver refused to give the policemen the N50, they pursued him to Guduba village, four kilometers away from Ningi, where one of them opened fire on him.
They said angry mob attempted to kill the accused policemen, but that they were saved by passersby, who later handed them over to the Area Commander.

APC In Bauchi Calls For Dogara As Speaker

The All Progressives Congress in Bauchi has called for the House of Representatives to appointYakobu Dogara as the speaker of Assembly.

The Chairman of the APC in Bauchi, Musa Adamu Lar was addressing people at a NUJ secretariat press conference about how worthy Dogara is for being a Speaker of House of Representatives. Dogara was further described as a competent member; even there was a campaign of calumny against him by a former governorship aspirant of the APC.

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Police Foils Attack By Unknown Gunmen in Bauchi

About 07:30am, unknown gunmen stormed Tafawa Balewa town in a convoy of eighteen Hilux vehicles and started firing sporadically in different direction.

Joint Police and local vigilante group in the town who got wind of the approaching hoodlums engaged them into a fierce gun battle which forced them abandoned four Hilux vehicles mounted with Anti aircraft machine guns and retreated back towards Bununu after sustaining heavy casualties.


However, rampaging youth in the town numbering over 3000 burnt down four corpses of the attackers and the recovered Hilux vehicles. Two empty shells of 12.7mm ammunition of AA were recovered at the scene.

Meanwhile, same hoodlums went back to Jitar village in Bauchi LGA and killed three male vigilante members of Jitar village. Police detectives attached to Township Division visited the scene and evacuated the victims to the ATBU Teaching Hospital Bauchi for postmortem examination. The entire surrounding has been cordoned off by combined security forces and intensive patrol is ongoing to flush out fleeing miscreants.

#NigeriDecides2015 : Bauchi Results Will Not Be Affected By Boko Haram Attacks, Says INEC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bauchi State, Hamman Tukur, has said that Saturday’s attacks on some polling units in Darazo, Kirfi and Alkaleri towns will have no effect on election results.

Reacting on Sunday to the attacks by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Mr. Tukur noted that the attacks took place when polls had closed in Kirfi and Alkaleri.

He said that the attacks took place while elections were on in Darazo.

Mr. Tukur said that INEC was informed in good time about the attacks, and that that it reported the matter to security agencies which responded promptly.

According to him, no life was lost to the attacks, and no serious damage done to materials.

“The matter was brought under control in Darazo, and voting continued normally,” he added.

The REC said that INEC was also aware of a case of hoarding of result sheets by some officials.

He said that the case was reported to security agencies and information on the suspected persons handed over to them.

“We got information that some polling units in Bauchi metropolis were not given result sheets even though we dispatched them.

“We alerted security agencies and gave them details of eight persons suspected to be behind the problem.

“Three have already been arrested and are in police custody while we supplied extra result sheets to the affected polling units through the electoral officer in charge of Bauchi (Town)”, he said.

Mr. Tukur also said that results were still being expected from collation centres in local government areas and would soon reach the commission’s headquarters.


Fresh Scandal: Mu’azu Accused of Having Secret Agenda

A group of Concerned Elders and Chieftains of PDP in Bauchi State have accused the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu, of not doing enough to ensure that the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan is successful.

The leaders, who were were reacting to the statement by the PDP national publicity secretary, Olisah Metuh, faulting claims that Mu’azu is not committed to the campaign efforts of the president, noted that Mu’azu has his own secret agenda.

Bibi Dogo, who spoke on behalf of the elders on Wednesday ,advised President Jonathan not to rely on Mu’azu to deliver the mandatory 25 percent of votes in the state to him in the forthcoming presidential election.

He stated that there is nothing concrete on ground to show Mu’azu personal commitment to the Jonathan’s re-election efforts.

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Mob Burns Woman To Death For Refusing Bomb Screening In Bauchi

A mob in the northeast Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday beat a woman to death and burnt her body over suspicion she was a suicide bomber, police and witnesses said.

“At about 0700 hours (0600 GMT), information at our disposal revealed that a yet to be identified lady who allegedly refused to allow herself to be screened at the entrance of Muda Lawal Market Bauchi was attacked by irate mob,” Bauchi state police spokesman Haruna Mohammed said in a statement.

He said the mob “set her ablaze,” adding that she died before police could rescue her.

Mohammed said police had deployed to the scene to disperse the mob but no arrest was made.

A witness, Isa Safiyanu, told AFP that the woman, who was accompanied by a man, raised suspicion when two bottles were found strapped to both sides of her waist after she refused to be frisked with a metal detector at the entrance of the bus statioN

“When her hijab was raised over her head two bottles were found strapped to her waist and the crowd descended on the young woman,” he said.

“They beat her to death and placed a used tyre on the body, sprinkled it with petrol and set it on fire,” he said.

According to a police source in the city who asked to remain anonymous, it was unlikely the woman was carrying explosives which would have exploded when her assailants attacked her.

“The only plausible explanation is she could have been sent on a test mission to see if it was possible to enter the bus station without being screened,” the source said.

The killing follows a spate of suicide bombings in recent days blamed on Boko Haram Islamists targeting bus stations in northern and central Nigeria.

Uduaghan’s Former ADC Killed In Bauchi

Junior mobile policeman attached to Mopol 10, Bauchi, on Thursday night shot dead the former aide-de-camp to Delta State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Mr. Chris Ifeanyichukwu Eza.

The yet to be named killer cop turned himself in for arrest at a Bauchi police station after the shooting, THEWILL sources said. Eza was until his death a Squadron Commander in Mopol 10, Bauchi.

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Exposed: Boko Haram’s Plot Busted in Forest

A credible security source reveals that seven  villages in Adamawa, and other villages in four other states, namely,  Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, and Borno, all in the North East; have been mapped out by boko haram for their brutal terrorist activities.

According to the source, the hit list was was recovered by Special Forces during an operation at the Balmo Forest. The source said: “There are 25 towns and communities mentioned in the Balmo Forest hit list of the sect recovered by the troops.

“There is the general feeling that the names in the list should not be released because it could cause panic, anxiety and fear.

“You know that people would begin to flee the areas once they hear anything. I can tell you that not even one person would be left in the places if you mention the names; and that is unnecessary now.

“What the authorities have done is to ensure that the security presence in the areas is strengthened and the people get the protection they deserve.”

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The Bauchi Suicide Bomb Attack…

A suicide bomber killed at least 7 people outside a commercial bank in a northeast Nigerian town on Friday, the latest suspected attack by Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, police and local residents said.

The blast occurred at an ATM point of a branch of the First Bank of Nigeria in Azare in Bauchi state, an area that has suffered previous attacks by the Islamist militants who appear to be ignoring a ceasefire deal announced by the government last month.

“We can confirm that one of our branches in Azare was attacked by suspected insurgents, specifically the ATM point,” Babatunde Lasaki, First Bank’s head of media and external relations, told Reuters by phone from the bank’s HQ in Lagos.

Local police said they believed a female suicide bomber carried out the attack, and four other suspects were arrested.

Police confirmed seven dead at the scene, with 10 people taken to hospital. An employee of another nearby bank in Azare said at least 13 people died as a result of the blast.

Lasaki said none of First Bank’s staff at the Azare branch, which is on the main road to Kano, were among the victims.

Banks have been among the locations attacked by Boko Haram, which has killed thousands, mostly in the northeast, in its campaign to establish an Islamic enclave in northern Nigeria.

The group, whose name means “Western education is sinful” in the local Hausa language and whose targets include schools, is described by the government as the biggest threat to security in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and leading oil producer.

On Oct 22, a bomb exploded at a bus station in Azare, killing at least five people and wounding 12.

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Bomb Blast Kills 5 at Bus Station in Bauchi

A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said.

The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage.

Police did not comment on who was behind the attack.

The insurgents have repeatedly bombed public places since they launched an uprising demanding an Islamic state in religiously mixed Nigeria five years ago. They have stepped up their campaign this year, setting off deadly blasts across the country.

“Five persons burned beyond recognition were certified dead, while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries,” Bauchi police spokesman Haruna Mohammed said in a statement.

“The entire surrounding (area) has been cordoned off … No arrest has yet been made, but an investigation has commenced.”