ABUJA, Dec 26 (BERNAMA-NNN-NAN) — A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed on a township in the Nigerian federal administrative capital, Abuja, by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) following the outbreak of violence between two cult groups.
Following the violence in the Bwari township on Monday, the Federal Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, convened a closed-door meeting with stakeholders in the township area council, and declared the 6 pm to 6 am curfew while damage caused by the violence in the town is assessed.
He told newsmen that three people died during the violence which erupted between two suspected cult groups in the town on Christmas Day.
NIt was learnt that the crisis broke out in the early morning when some suspected groups of cultists stormed the centre of the town, forming barricades and burning car tyres at major junctions, blocking access to public roads and forcing many residents to remain indoor.
Emergency workers have started to put out fires which razed the Bwari market while the FCT Police Command said it had begun investigations to ascertain those behind the rampage.
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