Gov. Isa Yuguda
Activities marking the 2014 Democracy Day in Bauchi State were low keyed amidst tight security in view of the numerous challenges facing governments at the federal and state governments levels.
THISDAY checks showed that most residents, particularly business men and women went about their usual businesses as they opened their shops to make sales for the day, while civil servants stayed indoors.
Transport providers such as commercial motorcycles (Okada), tricycle (Keke-NAPEP) and shuttle buses provided skeletal services because of low patronage by commuters as a result of the public holiday.
Armed mobile policemen and soldiers were deployed at strategic locations throughout the state to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
Most motorists coming in and out of the state were properly scrutinised by security agents at the different check points along Bauchi-Jos road, Maiduguri and Kano roads.
The state Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda had said that the democracy Day celebrations would be marked in the state with prayers for the nation and the abducted girls of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State.
According to Yuguda, ” the present mood of the nation calls for a sober moment and reflections to the many problems facing the country. The day is also a mark of solidarity with the over 200 female students of Chibok, Borno, abducted by the Boko Haram sect last month.
Category: Bauchi State News