Written by Austine ELEMUE

Bwari crisis: FCTA commences reconciliation process

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has commenced series of meetings aimed at maintaining peace amongst communities in Bwari area council. 

Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, while addressing Bwari stakeholders at the Sarkin Bwari’s palace, last week, commended them for maintaining peace, noting that what was needed more was action. 

According to him, “We want to see action. We may have preached peace, and talked peace enough. We want you to act peace. Sustain and maintain the current peace we have in Bwari". 

Bello, who was represented by the secretary for Area Councils Services Secretariat, Malam Adamu Bappah, stated that; “We did not celebrate Christmas because of the incidence and we have not slept since 25 December, last year, but we can see that peace has returned to Bwari.” 

According to him, the Bwari peace stakeholders would also meet this Tuesday at the Esu Bwari’s palace; after which another meeting would take place with the traders and shop owners, possibly in the marketplace, while the final meeting will be held at a neutral venue within the council area. 

Bello, therefore, urged the security agencies to keep an eye on the principal actors, even as he tasked all the village heads to report all unusual activities within their environment. 

Chairman, Bwari area council, Hon. Musa Dikko, while addressing the people, disclosed that the return of peace to his council was as a result of series of meetings and unflinching support of the minister, adding that Bwari was the most peaceful in the FCT because it is the food basket of the FCT. 

On his part, the Sarkin Bwari, Alh. Muhammed Ijakoro II regretted that the crisis, “I wonder why such things happen because the history of Bwari involves the Gbagyi, koro, Hausa, and all the other tribes living together in peace. We married among ourselves, I wonder why such a problem happened, but it is gone now. I pray that such a thing should not happen in our midst again."

 

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