Some youths have protested over the murder of a 35 years old woman, Mrs Rifkatu Yohanna who was murdered by yet to be identified people while in her farm in a village in Tafawa Balewa LGA of the Bauchi State.
The angry youths during the protest stoned and injured some members of a police team who had responded to the distress call from the area after the matter was reported to the police station.
The state Police Command said it has commenced discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances that led to the gruesome murder of the woman.
The incident was confirmed by Bauchi State Police Command through the PPRO, SP Ahmed Wakili who told our correspondent via phone conversation that, “A case of culpable homicide that happened on Monday, 20 09 2021 at about 2045hours, a distress call was put through to the DPO, Tafawa Balewa in relation to one Rifkatu Yohanna, 35 years old woman of Tafawa Balewa town”.
The PPRO added that, “she went to the farm on the same date at 008hrs and did not return home, when a distress call was received by the DPO, a combined team of search was organized by the DPO as well as the DPO of Bununu during which her corpse was recovered in the bush near a hamlet”.
According to the PPRO, “Violence then erupted in Tafawa Balewa when some people came out and were protesting and youths stoned and damaged the patrol vehicle of Bununu Division as a result of which some of them were injured”.
Ahmed Wakili added that, “the Commissioner of Police, Sylvester Abiodun Alabi on hearing this dastardly act by the hoodlums, directed that the DPOs of Tafawa Balewa and Bununu should engage the youth so that peace will be restored, as I am talking to you now, normalcy has returned to Tafawa Balewa
He then said that 4 suspects have been arrested in respect of the matter saying that “and the Command will not leave any stone unturned to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. The Commissioner of Police has directed for a discreet investigation into the matter, further information will be communicated