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Lugbe Killing: FCT Police Curb Violence Outbreak, Restore Normalcy

….maintain eagle eye surveillance amid a discrete investigation in Federal Housing Estate Lugbe.

FCT Police Command’s Surveillance and Ambush team on Saturday has restored normalcy around the Tippa garage at Federal Housing Estate in Lugbe Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after a heated argument degenerated into an outbreak of violence that led to the murder and setting ablaze of Ahmad Usman by the enraged mob mobilized by the clergy numbering about Two hundred (200).

According to a statement signed by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, on Saturday, the victim, “Got into an argument with a Cleric (Malam) whose name is yet unknown from the same area.

“The heated argument degenerated into an outbreak of violence that led to the murder and setting ablaze of Ahmad Usman by the enraged mob mobilize by the clergy numbering about 200.

FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday

“Upon the receipt of this information, a quick intervention team comprising of The Surveillance and Ambush team of the Command attached to the Gwagwalada Divisional Police Headquarters was drafted to the scene where the enflamed victim was rescued suffering severe degrees of burn and taken immediately to the hospital where he was confirmed dead by a Doctor on call.”

DSP Adeh disclosed further that, normalcy has been restored to the area while monitoring and surveillance of the area continues.

This is as residents of the area are urged to go about their lawful duties without fear or apprehension of any kind from any quarters as the discrete investigation continues to unravel facts surrounding the ugly incident and to effect the arrest of the perpetrators therein.

The Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday while warning against the indiscriminate act of self-help in obtaining justice known as Jungle justice, stated that adequate sanctions will be meted on subscribers of this crude and dastardly act.

Additionally, members of the public are urged to remain vigilant, eschew every form of disorderliness, and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police

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