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Bauchi govt warns Clerics against inciteful preachings

The Bauchi State Government has warned that it will not entertain provocative and inciting statements and preachings from any religious Cleric in the state because it will not watch to see the relative peace in the state, compromised.

The government also warned that it is ready to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who may want to constitute himself or themselves as agents of causing disaffection among the people of the state using religious sentiments.

The warning was made by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr brahim Kashim Mohammed while briefing Journalists about the outcome of the emergency meeting of the State Security Committee held on Monday at the Government House.

He declared that the government will deal with any preacher making statements capable of causing division among the people of the state thereby causing disaffection among them.

The Chairman of the Council disclosed that there are two major issues threatening the relative peace in the state which were extensively discussed during the meeting leading to some decisions taken in order to douse the tension.

Ibrahim Kashim said that the Council also discussed the resurgence of young armed political thugs, popularly called “Sara Suka” who are attacking innocent residents as well as looting their properties unabated in recent times.

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