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CONCERNED citizens in Karofin Madaki, Kofar Dumi and Bakaro areas in Majidadi B ward of Bauchi local government area of Bauchi State have raised alarm over the killing, maiming and harassment being meted out to individuals  by the Sara-Suka gang based in the capital city.

The information was made known during a special meeting held at Fariah Hotel in Bauchi which was organized by the Majidadi B Community Development Association. The meeting was held to address the rising rate of the gang which was described as vicious and a menace to the society.

Speaking at the forum, the former minister of police affairs, Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame,  said the activities of the criminal group was becoming a set back to the economic activities in the area and called on security agencies to help curb the excesses of the group which has killed over 200 persons in their operations.

The chairman of the Association, Mr. Aminu Muhammed,in his opening remarks said that the miscreants do not only injure or kill innocent souls in the affected communities but also rape women daily and rob people of their property both during the day and at night,  stressing that the elites in the ward cannot fold hands and leave the menace to continue to escalate.

“Youth restiveness is a despicable act being perpetrated by a significant proportion of our youths on our various communities and this that can no longer be ignored. Isn’t it really catastrophic and unbelievable that by a rough count, 200 people have been killed in Bauchi as a result of the menace of Yan Sara Suka? Our ward has remained the theater of this war among the various youth camps in Bauchi town,” he said alleging that just recently, the gang killed the son of the ward head of the area who is also a traditional ruler in the areas. ”

Also speaking at the forum, the chairman of Bauchi local government, Alhaji Baba Ma’aji, said that although the ward is faced by many other problems, the menace of Sara-Suka would be the first to be tackled because it poses serious threat to the lives of the citizens even as he ascribed it to lack of proper upbringing of children by parents.

On his part, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, who was represented by the District head of Bauchi metropolis, Alhaji Nuru Adamu Jumba,   said that the elders meeting was timely and commendable, adding that it would go a long way in bringing enduring solution to the problem.



Category: Bauchi State News

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