Thirty-two persons have been arrested ‎in Bauchi over Student Union Government (SUG) election ‎crisis at the College of Education (COE) Kangere.

According to the Bauchi State police command's spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, the crisis erupted over elections of new Executives into the student’s union body at the institution.

He said that the crisis began when the election was postponed in order to avert breakdown of law and order in the school due to the ethno-religious dimension it took.

"Following the postponement, hoodlums and misguided elements in their hundreds from the school and neighbouring community went on rampage and blocked Bauchi- Gombe Federal highway harassing innocent citizens.

"However, before the arrival of the Police to the scene, the military had already dispersed the rioters and arrested Thirty two (32) suspects, "SP Mohammed said.

He added that Police Patrol Teams have been deployed to the area and normalcy was restored in the school and the road opened to enable free flow of traffic.

The police however said eight persons have sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Specialist Hospital in Bauchi for treatment.

"Suspects arrested were handed over to the police for discreet investigation after which they would be charged to court for prosecution," the police spokesperson said

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