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Byline: Sam Eyoboka, Patience Ogbodo and Tony Edike
MORE violence occurred in Bauchi in the wee hours of Sunday in Gudum-Sayawa, a Bauchi suburb, with nine persons losing their lives in the mayhem, while the number of churches torched so far has risen to 13, in addition to houses and cars whose number could not be ascertained at press time.
Six of the nine persons were killed by gunfire, while the remaining three were hacked down with cutlasses and left in pools of their blood, as tension gripped the entire city on news that crises have erupted in other parts like Yelwa and Muda Lawal.
Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bauchi State chapter, Bishop Musa Tula, however, accused the state government of complicity in the matter, and expressed dissatisfaction with the measures being taken to arrest the religious crisis by Bauchi State government over the security of Christian community in the state as more casualties are recorded in parts of the state.
Confirming the manner of killing of the nine persons, the CAN Chairman lamented that six of the Christians were shot with guns while three were mercilessly macheted and left in pools of their own blood.