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Kubwa Community Clash: Police, residents disagree over killings


As tension still pervades over Kubwa community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), following the clash between some residents and scavengers, the police has debunked reports that three persons were killed during the fracas.

While some residents yesterday said that two women and a young boy were murdered by the rampaging scavengers, FCT Police Command said it was one person that was seriously cut with a machete, but receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

New Telegraph learnt that trouble started after a scavenger attempted stealing a pot of soup from the fire, but was overpowered and beaten to stupor by people within the neighbourhood.

The brutalised scavenger was said to have gone back and mobilised some of his colleagues who swooped on the neighbourhood, attacking everyone on sight with machete  and other dangerous weapons.

The trouble which was said to have started late Tuesday night, dovetailed into yesterday with palpable tension within the immediate neighbourhood and the entire community.

A woman, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, disclosed that the scavengers used machete to hack some people to death and also injured many others before the arrival of law enforcement agents to the community.

Debunking reports of the killing, FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bennett Igweh, who described the clash as a “disturbance”, said that no one died, but a victim who was cut with machete was receiving treatment at the hospital.

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