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How I was attacked by scavengers – FCT herbalist

The woman, Ayomide Ayo, at the centre of an unrest in the Byazhin community of Kubwa in the FCT, has narrated the incident that led…

The woman, Ayomide Ayo, at the centre of an unrest in the Byazhin community of Kubwa in the FCT, has narrated the incident that led to the two-day clash.

Ayomide said she was attacked by some scavengers, popularly known as baban bola, in her joint behind the community’s Central Primary School, where she sold herbs and hot drinks.

She explained that on the day the incident started she was not comfortable with the presence of the baban bola around her shop, hence demanded to know what they were looking for.

She said, “Three of them came to the area. One of them got into a house while the two others were sat outside. Later, the one inside came out and gave me a blow on my neck.

‘’The baban bola was queried by my guy who happened to be passing by, only for him to bring out a knife. But a Gbagyi man who joined us seized the knife. He again brought out an empty bottle and hit my guy with it before they escaped.

“However, the baba bolas returned in a group and confronted me. They cut me on my hands and also stole items from my shop and those of my neighbours.”

Following the incident, a group of youths from the community stormed an uncompleted estate around the Millionaire’s Quarters in the area housing about 100 commercial motorcyclists and destroyed property.

Speaking to City & Crime, the leader of the Okada riders, Ibrahim Umar, said that at least 10 kiosks situated at the entrance to the facility, three motorcycles and six Keke NAPEP were torched by the attackers.

Reacting, the Police Area Commander in Kubwa, Mr Toyin Oba Sulyman, said the situation had been brought under control and normalcy returned to the community.

 

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