The Bauchi State Police have arrested two millennials in the Azare Local Government Area of the state for allegedly insulting Governor Bala Mohammed in the course of his tour of some projects in the area, Njenje Media news reports.
According to reports, the Bauchi Governor on an inspection tour of projects awarded by his administration across the state at the Urban Primary Health Care centre in Azare on Thursday was booed by two of the youths and the police seeing this swooped on them and took them into the van.
When the governor’s entourage got to a location in Azare, two of the teeming youths, not minding the presence of security personnel shouted “Ba mayi!” in Hausa language, which translates to “we are not supporting you.”
Though Mohammed did not bat an eye, security operatives attached to his convoy arrested the duo.
They were given a hot chase by security agents, who gave them resounding slaps before shoving them into the police van.
A member of the Rapid Response Squad of the Bauchi Police Command, speaking to Nation, faulted the audacity of the youths, saying it was disrespectful.
“Just imagine, how will you tell a governor to his face that you don’t want him and you are not in support of his government, it’s an insult,” he stated.
However, it could not be ascertained whether they were later released or not as of press time.