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FCT Minister Visits Families of Victims of Dei-Dei Mayhem 

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A representative of the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello on Sunday visited the families of the victims of last Wednesday’s deadly clash at Dei-Dei market.

The FCTA permanent secretary, Olusade Adesola met with the families around the Dei-Dei market Mosque.

He said the visit was to commiserate with them and offer support. He also urged them to resist the temptation of taking the law into their hands. 

"It's our prayer that God would not allow this to happen again. This peace that we are building on, let's continue to sustain it, as it's very important for us. 

“Just as we have seen, we are one, as we have one objective, and let's build on it. The honourable Minister sent us, especially to the families of the victims (those who lost loved ones). No matter what we give, it cannot replace the lost lives,” Adesola said.

The Minister presented the families of the victims with cash tokens and promised that the administration will settle the bills of the victims receiving treatment at various hospitals. 

Speaking earlier, the Chief of Jiwa, His Royal Highness, Musa Idris commended the minister for taking urgent steps to bring the Wednesday unrest under control. 

He appealed to the traders to explore more civilized options of settling their differences rather than fighting

For his part, the Chief of the Igbo Community in Dei-Dei, Tochukwu Nze Diugwu who also commended the minister, said more damages would have been recorded if authorities hadn’t acted swiftly. 

Ibrahim Idriss, who said he lost a relative, described the visit as a welcome development that is soothing and reassuring.


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