FCT CP meets traditional rulers after Hausa, Gbagyi youths clash

THE ACTING Commissioner of Police (CP) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ahmed Musa has met with traditional rulers of Hausa and Gbagyi communities following violent clashes in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja.

The Hausa and Gbagyi youths clashed in the 3rd Avenue axis of Gwarinpa on Saturday, April 22, and Monday, April 24.

The ICIR reported that two persons were confirmed dead in the violent clashes.


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In a statement released on Monday, April 24, the FCT Police Command said it has mobilised and deployed operatives to the affected areas to douse tension and effect necessary arrests.

“The Acting Commissioner of Police for the FCT, DCP Ahmed Musa, has met with Traditional Rulers of both the Hausa and Gbagyi Communities in Gwarinpa at his office in the Command Headquarters to broker peace between both groups, deliberate on possible collaborations necessary to keep the youths in check and oust troubleshooters in the communities.

“The fracas between the two groups which caused the grievous wounding of two (2) youths who were conveyed to the hospital where one was eventually declared dead after attempts to attend to his wounds failed, led to the arrest of one suspect who is currently assisting the Police in their investigations to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the affray,” the Command said in the statement signed by its spokesperson Josephine Adeh.

The Acting CP charged the traditional rulers to consistently encourage the youths to imbibe peace and pursue grievances through legally approved channels rather than taking laws into their hands. 

Meanwhile, the Acting CP said he has intensified surveillance patrols to monitor the situation and ensure it does not escalate further.

He urged all well-meaning residents of the FCT to go about their lawful businesses and report all suspicious activities, persons, or groups via Command emergency lines.



    The ICIR reported that peace has been restored after a violent clash that erupted in the Gwarinpa area of the FCT on Monday, April 24.

    The clash, which erupted on Saturday, April 22, lingered till Monday, April 24 and claimed two lives, according to medical officials at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Medical Centre in Gwarinpa, where wounded residents were taken for treatment.

    Some traders were also attacked in the process, and residents warned other members of the Public to avoid the area via Twitter.

    “They are rioting in Gwarinpa. If you live in Gwarinpa, a riot is going on in 3rd Avenue, and it’s very much heated,” a Twitter user, Dr_Youngy, tweeted.

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