A single person has actually killed in a clash between Hausa and Gwari youths in Bwari, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory earlier today.
The clash was said to have actually broke out as a result of the appointment of a new traditional ruler by the Gwari.
The Hausa youths were said to be dissatisfied over the selection of the new traditional leader as well as his designation as an emir.
A resident of the area who spoke on an anonymity, clarified that his church had to terminate the Xmas service when information of the fierce clash filtered in.
“The pastor quickly ended the service and asked everyone to go home; the youths were seen on the streets wielding cudgels, bottles and other weapons, the situation is tense,” he said.
The FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the violence, adding that armed policemen had been deployed in the town to contain the crisis.
“The details of the incident is still sketchy, but our immediate objective is to contain the violence and ensure security of lives and property,” he said on the phone. We will keep you updated.