Cultists disrupt Christmas celebrations in FCT

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    Cultists on rampage
    Cultists on rampage

    By Veronica Dariya

    Christmas celebrations had been on Monday disrupted by some suspected cultists in Bwari, headquarters of the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories.

    NAN learnt that the disaster broke out within the early hours of the morning when some suspected teams of cultists stormed the centre of the city, forming barricades and burning automobile tires at main junctions, depriving commuters and motorists entry to the roads.

    Consequently, Christian worshipers who had been holding Church providers had been seen operating in several instructions for security.

    A supply on the Emir of Bwari’s place, informed NAN that the disaster erupted as a result of a member of the teams was allegedly murdered on Sunday, resulting in a protest by the others.

    An eye witness, Mr Kunle Joshua, mentioned the mob moved from the market facet of the city in direction of the Emir’s palace, whereas setting few retailers on fireplace.

    NAN, nonetheless, stories that officers of the Nigerian Police Force and the navy managed the scenario whereas residents remained indoors however some members regrouped on the street, forcing motorists to divert or return abruptly.

    Many of the Abuja-bound motorists, who fled the scene, diverted their actions by means of Sabon-Wuse, close to Suleja in Niger.

    Spokesman of the Police Command within the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed to NAN that there was a protest within the city however its trigger and people behind it had been being investigated.

    He mentioned the DPO and the Area Command Headquarters on floor had introduced the scenario beneath management.

    Manzah denied information of any demise within the incident.

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