There has been tension in the Bwari district area of Abuja over chieftaincy dispute.
Over the outcome the federal government had deployed Airforce Surveillance Aircraft toward ensuring that terrorists plot to bomb Abuja Fails.
Authorities of the FCT Police Command on Christmas day disclosed that only two persons were confirmed dead in Hausa/Gbagi community clash that engulfed the Bwari district of Abuja over Chieftaincy dispute.
According to a senior Police officer, 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.
The fracas affected some commercial houses and markets. Including personal belongings.
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. Asked if the clash had anything to do with terror alert for which security agencies have been working round the clock to prevent, the officer said there was no correlation whatsoever.
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