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Black Tuesday: 20 burnt to death in Bauchi auto crash

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By Olaide Ayinde

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State on Tuesday said 20 people were burnt to death in an auto accident in the state.

The Sector Commander, FRSC in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said one other sustained injury.

According to him, the accident which involved a commercial Golf 3 bus and a Sharon Volkswagen vehicle, occurred at Huturu Village on the Bauchi-Kano road in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Abdullahi, who explained that the accident occurred at about 11.30 a.m., said it took corps personnel barely 12 minutes to arrive at the crash scene.

He attributed the cause of the crash to dangerous driving and speed violation.

“Twenty-one people were involved in the crash and there were 12 male, five female, one male child and three female children.

“Eleven male adults, five female adults, one male child and three female children lost their lives to the crash and one male adult is still receiving treatment,” he said.

Abdullahi explained that the deceased would be buried in Huturu Village, while the injured had been taken to Kafin Madaki General Hospital in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state for treatment.

The sector commander advised motorists to always observe traffic rules and regulations.

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Bauchi mayhem: Six houses, seven shops burnt over alleged blasphemy

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By Ahmed Kaigama

The Bauchi State Police Command on Saturday said six houses and seven shops were burnt by irate youths who went on rampage over alleged blasphemous messages.

Irate youths had rioted at Katanga Community of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State on Friday over alleged blasphemy.

The command has ordered an investigation into the crisis that erupted at Katanga Community of Warji Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Police spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil, stated in Bauchi on Saturday that some irate youths set six houses and seven shops ablaze in the community on Friday.

He added that some community members also sustained injuries in the assault.

He explained that the assault was a reaction to an alleged blasphemous message posted on the social media by a 40-year-old female employee of the local government council.

“The police deployed troops to the community and they have brought the situation under control,’’ Wakil stated.

He added that the Commissioner of Police in Bauchi State, Mr Umar Sanda had ordered a thorough investigation into the crisis.

Wakil stated also that Sanda appealed to the general public to be calm and to go about their lawful businesses without fear of intimidation.

He reiterated the need for parents and guardians to maintain strict vigilance over the activities of their wards, particularly youths.

Sanda also urged religious leaders and community leaders and elders generally to always speak to youths to desist from truncating the peace in their communities.

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Reno Omokri: Tinubu is more competent than Osinbajo

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Former presidential aide and critic, Reno Omokri has declared that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is more competent than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Tinubu and Osinbajo are presidential aspirants under the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidency and will slug it out at the primary at the end of May.

He said in terms of what he achieved in Lagos, Tinubu was far more competent than Osinbajo.

Omokri said he did not like Tinubu and that he fully expected that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chose the right candidate, they would defeat Tinubu.

He said to put the record side by side, Tinubu’s record far outweighed that of Osinbajo.

Omokri tweeted: “In terms of what he achieved in Lagos, Tinubu is by far more competent than Osinbajo. I do not like Tinubu.

“And I fully expect that if the PDP chooses the right candidate, they will defeat him. But put his record side by side Osinbajo’s record, and Tinubu is better!”

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