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  • Updated: May 18, 2024

Police officers deployed to Abuja market following soldiers, traders clash [Video]

Police officers deployed to Abuja market following soldiers,

Following a disagreement between soldiers and some traders on Saturday, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command sent intelligence operatives to Banex, an electronics and telecoms devices market in Abuja to water the escalating situation. 

In a viral video posted on X on Saturday, a large number of citizens was seen overwhelming some soldiers during a free-for-all combat at Banex.

According to the Punch, as of press time, neither the Defence Headquarters nor the Nigerian Army spokesman, Onyema Nwachukwu, could be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, a shopkeeper who only identified himself as Abdul informed Punch correspondent on Saturday that the fight arose from the selling of a cell phone.

“There’s a problem at Banex now. Some soldiers came to complain about a phone, and during an argument with the traders, a fight ensued,” Abdul simply revealed.

Allnews.ng gathered that when contacted over the development, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh said the Commissioner of Police, Benett Igweh has deployed officers of the FCT Intelligence Response Team to the scene of the incident.

“The CP has deployed the Intelligence Response Team to the scene,” Adeh confirmed.

Watch the video below: 

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