Police Commissioner Meets Traditional Rulers, Discusses Collaborative Policing In FCT

…. As Police Arrest One, Intensify Surveillance Patrols

The FCT Ag. Commissioner of Police, DCP Ahmed Musa, on Monday, 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, and follow mild tension along 3rd Avenue at the Gwarinpa axis of the FCT due to a squabble between some Hausa and Gbagyi Youths on Saturday, April 2023, and the subsequent mobilization and deployment of operatives from the FCT Police Command to the affected areas to douse the tension and effect necessary arrests,

In a statement from the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, she said that the fracas between the two groups caused the grievous wounding of two youths who were conveyed to the hospital, where one was eventually declared dead after attempts to attend to his wounds failed, and 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.

She further said that the Acting Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT has charged the Traditional Rulers to consistently encourage the youths to imbibe peace and pursue grievances through the legally approved channels rather than taking laws into their hands.

Meanwhile, the police have intensified surveillance patrols in the areas to monitor the situation and ensure that it does not further escalate.

DCP Ahmed Musa has urged all well-meaning residents of the FCT to go about their lawful businesses and report all suspicious activities, persons, or groups to the nearest police station.