Friday, April 18, 2014

Abuja Minister promises to deal with perpetrators of violence between Fulani, Gwari

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Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

Two people were killed on Saturday in clashes in Gwagwalada, Abuja

Following the clash between the Fulani’s and the Gwari in theGwagwalada Area Council of Abuja, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, has promised that anyone found
culpable in the incident will face the wrath of the law.

Two people were killed on Saturday during the clash, with several property destroyed.

Mr. Mohammed said this at a meeting of all stakeholders and representatives of the Fulani and the Gwari community held at thesecretariat of the Gwagwalada Area Council, Gwagwalada.

The Minister, while admonishing the people to live in peace andaccommodate one another, set up a 15 – member Reconciliation and investigation committee headed by the FCT Police Commissioner, Aderenle Shinaba, which was also given one week to submit its report.

While promising that the government will get to the root of the matter to prevent a re-occurrence, he sympathized with those who lost their loved ones and property at the clash; asking them to shun any form ofreprisal attack on each other.

The Chairman of the Gwagwalada Area Council, Zakari Dobi, thanked the Minister for his prompt response to the incident.

The Aguma of Gwagwalada, Mohammed Magaji, on his part appealed to residents to stop rumour mongering and to continue to live in peace and harmony.

The Abuja Fulani head, Abdullahi Adamu, also advised residents to shun rumour mongering and promised that the Fulanis will not carry out any reprisal attack. He, however, challenged the authorities to take stringent actions against the perpetrators of the crime.

Also in attendance was the FCT Minister of State, Olajumoke Akinjide, and other security officials.

 

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