Hausa/Gbagi Clash in Abuja: Police Confirm 2 Killed in Chieftaincy Dispute, Houses Touched.

The FCT Police Command on Christmas day confirmed that only two persons were killed in Hausa/Gbagi community clash that engulfed the Bwari district of Abuja over Chieftaincy dispute.

A senior Police officer said the Chieftaincy dispute between the Gbagi people who are the original indigenes of the Bwari became protracted when the Hausa community settlers maneuvered and appointed an emir for Bwari.

He said that prior to the clash, efforts had been on by the FCT authorities to resolve the matter before tempers flared and it snowballed into the conflict.

While noting that normalcy has been restored and police personnel deployed to the area to ensure calm and prevent further clashes, the senior police officer said all attempts made by miscreant to touch banks, the Jamb Center and the Nigerian Law School Complex were prevented.

As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the FCT Minister, the Police Commissioner and the Senator Representing FCT were scheduled to meet with leaders of the Hausa community and the Gbagi community with a view to resolving the dispute.

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