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Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

Eid el-Fitr: FCTA reads riot act to troublemakers

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 …Imposes dusk to dawn curfew in Bwari

Stories by Stanley Onyekwere

As the Eid el-Fitr holidays come to an end today, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned troublemakers against precipitating the breakdown of law and order in Bwari Area Council, or any part of the Territory.
This warning was against the backdrop of attempts by some suspected miscreants to reincarnate the December 25th, 2017 crisis in Bwari Area Council, during which lives and property were lost.
Consequently, the FCT Administration swiftly imposed a 8pm to 6am curfew on Bwari for Saturday June 16 while the curfew will run from 6pm to 6am from Sunday June 17 (yesterday) until further notice.
Also, it was gathered that security agencies have been directed to ensure that residents comply fully with curfew.
According to a statement signed by SA Media to FCT Minister, Abubakar Sani, and made to newsmen, at the weekend, reports reaching the Administration indicate that some of the miscreants took advantage of the on-going Eid-il-Fitr celebrations to launch attacks on innocent residents of the town on Saturday June 16.
It however, said fortunately, the security agencies immediately swung into action and have since brought the situation under control.
The statement reads in parts: “For the avoidance of doubt, the FCT Administration shall not condone any attempts by any group of persons to precipitate the breakdown of law and order in Bwari Area Council or indeed any part of the Federal Territory.
“As you are already aware, following the December 25th crisis, a 6pm to 6am curfew was imposed on Bwari but was relaxed to 10pm to 6am after a satisfactory assessment of the situation and return to normalcy.
“However, this renewed attempt to disturb the peace of the town, calls for stringent measures in order to protect lives and property as well as forestall the breakdown of law and order.”
“Accordingly, a 8pm to 6am curfew is hereby imposed on Bwari for Saturday June 16 while the curfew will run from 6pm to 6am from Sunday June 17th until further notice.”
Furthermore, the FCT Administration therefore urges all residents of the FCT to continue to be law abiding and go about their lawful activities.

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