The Executive Governor of Gombe state has ordered the immediate closure of a bakery over the alleged act of inhumanity melted on a 14-year-old Nafiu Alhaji Usman by a bread baker in Bajoga, Funakaye LGA of Gombe State. This order was contained in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant, Ismaila Uba Misilli. He condemned in strong terms the reported torture of the 14-year-old boy who was allegedly kept in an oven meant for bread baking following an allegation of stealing levelled against him, describing it as greatly dehumanizing and unjustifiable. Condemning the act, the Governor disclosed that the governor who said that he received the report of the incident with much sadness and annoyance said that it is unacceptable for anyone to inflict such a high degree of pain on a fellow human being for whatever reason. The manager of the bakery, who was said to have carried out the act has since been arrested by the Police, arraigned before a Magistrate Court and has been remanded in correctional custody while the bakery has been shut down by the state government.
An annoyed Governor Yahaya ordered relevant state agencies in the state to follow up the matter and ensure that the perpetrator of the dastardly act faces the full wrath of the law to serve as a deterrent to others who are in the habit of such or planning to do same. The state would foot all the hospital bills just as the governor assured that his administration will continue to protect the lives of all citizens of the state and ensure that their rights are upheld at all times.