Residents of the Gwarinpa axis have been urged by the Federal Capital Territory, FCT police command to be calm despite the altercation between certain Hausa and Gbagyi youths.
According to the Middle belt Times newspaper, since Saturday’s altercation between the youths, which resulted in at least one person’s death, there has been a distinct sense of anxiety in the neighborhood.
The FCT Police Command said it had mobilized and sent personnel to the region to ease tension in a statement released on Monday by its spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh.
In order to mediate peace between the Hausa and Gbagyi populations, she said that the acting commissioner of police for the region, DCP Ahmed Musa, met with traditional rulers of both communities on Monday at his office in the Command Headquarters.
According to the police spokeswoman, the commissioner and the traditional leaders discussed potential partnerships required to control youths and remove troublemakers from communities.
She claimed that the altercation between the two groups resulted in the arrest of one suspect who is now supporting the Police in their inquiries into the immediate and background causes of the conflict.
“The acting Commissioner ordered traditional leaders to consistently promote youth imbibing peace and resolving disputes through channels recognized by law.”
In her statement, the police spokesman said: “In the meantime, the Police have increased surveillance patrols in the regions for monitoring the situation to ensure that it does not further deteriorate.
“He [the acting commissioner of police] appeals to all law-abiding citizens of the FCT to go about their lawful business and to immediately report any suspicious persons, groups, or activities via Command emergency lines.”