Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has urged residents of Gwarinpa axis to remain calm amid the squabble between some Hausa and Gbagyi youths.
A clash between the two group of youths raised tension in the area since Saturday.
One person was confirmed dead in the fracas.
The FCT Police Command in a statement on Monday by its spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh said it had mobilized and deployed operatives to the area to douse tension.
She said the acting Commissioner of Police for the territory, DCP Ahmed Musa, on Monday, met with traditional rulers of both the Hausa and Gbagyi communities in Gwarinpa at his office in the Command Headquarters to broker peace between both groups.
The police spokesperson said the commissioner and the traditional rulers deliberated on possible collaborations necessary to keep the youths in check and oust troublemakers from the communities.
According to her, the fracas between the two groups led to the arrest of one suspect who is currently assisting the Police in their investigations to ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the friction.
“The acting Commissioner charged the traditional rulers to consistently encourage youths to imbibe peace and pursue grievances through the legally approved channels rather than taking laws into their hands.
The police spokesperson, in her statement, said: “Meanwhile, the Police have intensified surveillance patrols in the areas for monitoring the situation to ensure that it does not further escalate.
“He [acting Commissioner of Police] urges all well-meaning residents of the FCT to go about their lawful businesses and report all suspicious activities, persons, or groups via Command emergency lines.”
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