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10 Shops, 8 Vehicles set ablaze in FCT crisis

Following the report of a civil unrest at Wuse Market on Tuesday which was said to have started at about 3:30 pm., the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh who personally led a team of Police operatives to the scene, has restored normalcy after assessing the situation.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that one Ibrahim Yahaya ‘27 years’ was apprehended by operatives of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) Task Force and was taken before a mobile court which sits every Tuesday in Wuse Market, and he was convicted.

Confirming the incident, the Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that
“Suspect alongside others were being conveyed to the prison, when he reportedly jumped from the vehicle and took to his heels in an attempt to escape.

“Two armed corrections personnel who were in the vehicle went after him and in the process, shot him.

“The said Ibrahim Yahaya was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors on ground confirmed him dead.

“The development led some irate mobs who witnessed the situation to set ablaze eight (8) vehicles and ten (10) shops in the environment.

“The whole fire situation caused an uproar from residents but was brought under control by a combined effort of Federal fire service and other security agencies present.

“While normalcy has since been restored, and investigation is still ongoing, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh enjoined residents to peacefully go about their lawful businesses without fear.

“He also enjoined residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.

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