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Mpape Community Crisis – Many injured in reprisal attack

Mpape Community Crisis Many injured in reprisal attack A resident of the Dogo block, Godwin Arua said that the fight started when children from Dogo community were playing a football match with boys from Gwari community which later turned to a fight. Arua disclosed that a boy from the Dogo community, after seeing his brother beaten up, threw a stone at the boys from Gwari village and wounded one of them.

Few hours later, youths from Gwari community carried out a reprisal attack against the Dogo community in retaliation for their brother who was wounded. The reprisal attack which started on Friday 12th February and lasted till Wednesday 17th, left residents of the community in pain and anguish as some of them have not been able to sleep in their houses. As the residents of Dogo Community recount their losses, those interviewed by Signature TV said that houses and property have been destroyed leaving some badly injured. The chairman of the Dogo community, Victor Umeh said that the Gwari youths continued attacking his community every afternoon when they suspect that men of the community had gone about their daily business activities, leaving their family behind.

He however said, that the incident has reduced since he reported the case to the Mpape District head and the Divisional Police Officer. The chairman added that this attacks notwithstanding, his community is committed to ensuring that peace returns to the area On his part, the Mpape District Head, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim in an interview said, he has met with leaders of the communities to resolve the matter and work out possible ways to prevent a reoccurence. The Mpape Divisional Police Officer (Name ?)confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with SignatureTV correspondent. Some of the Victims of the attack; Pastor Joseph Ikubolaji, Godwin Stanley and Jonah Monday, all residents of Dogo community told SignatureTV that they were unaware of what happened, but only saw when the Gwari youths stormed the community with Machetes, sticks, and stones.

Residents of the community regretted the absence of any security agency in the area which made the community vulnerable to attacks. They called on the Federal Capital Territory Administration and the federal government to urgently provide security in the embattled community to prevent further reoccurrence. Obomanu Marvelous, Signature TV Abuja

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