The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has commenced investigation to unravel the event that triggered unrest in Dei Dei, area of Abuja on Wednesday.
It was reported that a material market along Kubwa-Zuba expressway, was attacked by hoodlums who were reportedly protesting the killing of a woman who was crushed to death after she fell from a commercial motorbike.
It was gathered that properties worth millions of naira were destroyed during the incident as shop owners were forced to close their businesses to avoid being attacked.
A statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday had deployed tactical and intelligence assets of the command to the area.
She said the move was to forestall the destruction of private and government infrastructures, loss of lives and properties and to restore normalcy to the affected market and its environs.
“Consequent upon the above, the Police in a concerted effort with other State apparatus upon arrival at the scene, managed the uproar preventing further disintegration of law and Order.
“In addition to the above, Police monitoring and surveillance to ascertain the cause of the outbreak of violence, sustain the relative peace restored, and affirm the resultant level of damage is ongoing. Findings will be communicated in due time.
“Furthermore, members of the public are urged to shun participating in the promulgation of unverified news about the incident capable of reigniting the extinguished flame of violence”, the statement added.