Nigeria: A clash between local scavengers, known as Baban bola, and residents of the Byazhin community in Kubwa

Nigeria: A clash between local scavengers, known as Baban bola, and residents of the Byazhin community in Kubwa

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

A clash between local scavengers, known as Baban bola, and residents of the Byazhin community in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has resulted in the deaths of three people, including two women and a young boy. According to an eyewitness named Jessica Adam, the clash began when a Baban bola attempted to steal a woman’s pot of soup but was caught and beaten by the woman and her neighbors. In retaliation, the angered scavenger gathered a group of hoodlums armed with weapons such as machetes, clubs, and stones, and launched a violent attack on the residents. 

The woman whose pot of soup was stolen was killed, along with a woman and a young boy who happened to be passing by. The identities of the victims have not yet been established. The eyewitness reported that the community has been in a state of chaos since the incident, and the police have intervened to restore order. Schools and shops in the area have been closed as a precautionary measure. The cause of the clash is still unknown. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, stated that the situation has been brought under control and denied reports of any deaths, claiming that only one person was injured and receiving treatment at the hospital. The police have intensified their patrol in the Byazhin area to prevent further violence.

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