Governor Muhammed Abubakar of Bauchi state has imposed curfew on Gudum Fulani, Gudum Hausawa, Gudum Sayawa and Bigi communities in Bauchi local government, following unrest in some communities that claimed three lives.

It was reported that some youths in Gudum area of Bauchi local government had misunderstanding among themselves, which escalated into clashes between youths from Gudum Sayawa and Gudum Hausawa communities.

The situation further escalated in two other communities after the Friday Prayers, where reprisal and counter reprisal attacks have led to the death of 3 persons. According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Muhammad Umar, the Governor said the curfew was necessary to calm tensions in the affected areas.