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Again, Miscreants Attacked FCT Tasks Team Injuring Eight Personnel

…Three Criminals Were Apprehended With Guns Dangerous Weapons

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation was attacked again on Tuesday in Gwarinpa, leaving eight people with varied degrees of injuries.

This is going to happen Two years after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was severely afflicted in Gwarimpa by the renowned Lungu shanty.

Three of the criminals were apprehended with various deadly weapons during the demolition of the location, according to our source, and the injured workers were brought to the hospital right away.

When some of the area’s indigenous youth attacked members of the taskforce team with dangerous weapons such Dane guns, stones, and petrol bombs, among other things, the joint security forces were able to defeat them.

The hoodlums attacked the taskforce team with stones, petrol bombs, and sticks, injuring eight of them if not for the squad’s bravery in confronting and beating the hoodlums.

Fielding questions from reporters, Comrade Ikharo Attah, Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, denounced the attack on the team and urged residents to stop supporting those who perpetrate infractions in Abuja.

The hoodlums threw stones, petrol bombs, and sticks at the taskforce team, injuring eight of them if not for the team’s bravery in confronting the hoodlums and defeating them.

The Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Comrade Ikharo Attah, denounced the attack on the team and encouraged locals to quit backing those who commit infractions in Abuja.

According to him, “Today is one of the days we are seeing extreme criminality we have in our society. We came here after two years that FCTA suffered extreme attacks on this same spot, a place called Lungu in Gwarimpa Abuja, where machine belonging to FCT worth over N300 million was damaged, some staffs were badly injured one of them a Civil Defence officer called Tosin was badly injured and had two brain surgeries.

“Some of the person’s here believe that FCTA cannot come to this location, because it is close to this indigenous village here, four people with Dane guns attacked us, while others attacked us with stone, catapult etc, but we were very much in number and well prepared and they injured a Policeman who has been rushed to the hospital and also injured a staff of Development Control, he has an extreme cut on his head and I myself was so lucky some stones were thrown but it didn’t have much impact but my phone was damaged.

“One thing I want to appeal to our indigenous people, yes some infractions have been committed but the people should help us not to defend people who commit illegality close to their village, it is very painful that we came under heavy attacks, one of the Dane guns was recovered and the beauty about the whole thing is that Lungu the notorious part of Gwarinpa has fallen, the shanties have been cleaned.

“The village as you can see has been spared but we feel very bad that both sides suffered casualties here”.

On suspects that were arrested he said, “We arrested three people and we are talking to them that they should change their attitude of defending illegalities. The indigenes should stop defending those that are not part of the village and that are committing illegalities” , he lamented .

He, however, stressed that there is no going back in removing shanties and slums in Abuja, “We must remove shanties in Abuja, even if it is the villagers that gave them permission to stay, we must remove them.

Meanwhile, Secretary FCT Command and Control Centre, Peter Olumuj, while confirming the attack said 8 personnel’s were injured but 3 were rushed to the hospital.

He said, ” Today we are here in a village called Lungu in Gwarimpa Abuja, we came under heavy attacks by few people they called themselves vigilante and they attacked law enforcement officers that were doing their jobs.

“We have threesuspects that have been handed over to the Gwarimpa Police division, further investigation will be carried out and the law will take its course, we
always tell people not to allow shanties , slums in a planned and unplanned environment. That is why the team have been going round to clear all shanties and arrest all the criminal elements hiding in this shanties and alums in Abuja”.

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