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AMAC Chairman calls for calm after violent clash in Gwarinpa

Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Christopher Maikalangu,

By Emmanuel Kuje (ABUJA)

The Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Mr Christopher Maikalangu, has called on residents of Gwarinpa to be calm and law abiding.

Mr. Maikalangu, made the appeal on Monday in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Kingsley Madaki.

The chairman said security agencies were looking into the cause of the clash that occurred on Saturday between two youth groups in the area.

He warned that anyone found perpetrating any act of violence would be dealt with.

The chairman called on traditional and religious leaders to also intervene and ensure full restoration of peace in the area.

“The government condemns in strong terms, this unfortunate situation and commiserates with the affected citizens and their families, including others that lost their property and valuables.

“The government therefore wishes to categorically warn citizens against mob action. No one will be allowed to conduct themselves in an arbitrary manner. Impunity has no place in this Council.

“There are designated agencies vested with the duty of law enforcement and citizens cannot usurp their roles.

“Rather, it is the duty of all citizens to report infractions of the law and help to prevent or detect crime. There can be no recourse to self-help,” Maikalangu added.

He further said that only constituted authorities and security agencies have the statutory right and constitutional mandate to enforce law on every resident. (NA

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