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“Baban Bolas” Kill Three in Kubwa over Pot of Soup

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Byazhin Kubwa Road in 2020/ⓒSolomon Etuk

Three persons have reportedly been killed in an attack by local scavengers, known locally as ‘baban bolas’, onresidents of the Byazhin community, in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

The victims include two women and a young boy.

An eyewitness, who identified herself as Jessica Adam, said the problem started Tuesday evening when a 'baban bola', who attempted to steal a woman’s pot of soup, was stopped and beaten by her neighbors and passers-by.

The embittered scavenger left and mobilized his colleagues who returned at about 8 pm wielding machetes, clubs, and stones.

They randomly attacked residents, eventually killing the woman whose pot of soup one of them reportedly attempted to steal.

Not pleased with the damage done that night, the ‘baban bolas’ returned Wednesday morning to inflict another round of terror, killing another woman and a boy.

“They killed two people yesterday,” Ms. Adams told Nigeria Info.

“The community has been in chaos since yesterday. The crisis continued till this morning when they killed somebody again.

“So far, three persons have been killed and many injured. The Police intervened and restored normalcy, but no arrest was made.

“The police have intensified their patrol in the Byazhin area of Kubwa to prevent them from regrouping.”

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, confirmed the attack but claimed only one person was critically injured with a machete.

Nigeria Info saw one corpse with a large cut to the head and a nearly severed wrist.


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