FCT police restore normalcy in Abuja unrest

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Following the outbreak of unrest at Building Material market, Dei Dei outskirts of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at around 11:30 am today, the FCT police command have restored normalcy n the area.

The command made a comprehensive deployment of tactical and intelligence assets of the command led by the Commissioner of Police CP Babaji Sunday.  According to the spokesman of the command, Josephine Adeh, the operative asset of the command drifted swiftly to the scene to ensure that the unrest was nipped in the board and managed, forestalling the destruction of private and government infrastructures, loss of lives and properties.

“Consequent upon the above, the police in a concerted effort with other State apparatus upon arrival at the scene, managed the uproar preventing further disintegration of law and Order.

“In addition, police monitoring and surveillance were deployed to ascertain the cause of the outbreak of violence, sustain the relative peace restored, and affirm the resultant level of damage is ongoing. Findings will be communicated in due time.

“Furthermore, members of the public are urged to shun participating in the promulgation of unverified news about the incident capable of reigniting the extinguished flame of violence. Residents are enjoined to desist from any form of violence and disobedience to law and order but to rather remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352.”



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