Federal Capital Territory imposes curfew in Bwari

By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja.


The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has imposed curfew in Bwari area council following an attempt by some miscreants to revisit the December 25th, 2017 crisis in the area.

In a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the FCT Minister, Mr Abubakar Sani, reports reaching the administration indicated that the perpetrators took advantage of the on-going Eid-il-Fitr celebrations to launch attacks on innocent residents of the town on Saturday, 16th of June.

Situation under control
It said following the action, security agencies have swung into action immediately and have since, brought the situation under control.

The statement which revealed that the curfew would commence from Saturday  8pm to 6am on Sunday,  would later run from 6pm to 6am from Sunday June 17th until further notice.

The Security agencies have been directed to ensure that residents comply fully with the curfew.

The statement further explained that the Administration would not condone any attempts by any group of persons to precipitate the breakdown of law and order in Bwari Area Council or 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”, it stated.

The statement also explained that, the renewed attempt to disturb the peace of the town, called for stringent measures to protect lives and property and to also forestall the breakdown of law and order in the territory.

The Administration then urged all residents of the FCT to continue to be law abiding and go about their lawful activities, noting that the situation was under control.


Lateefah Ibrahim