Fulani-Gwari Clash: 'Displaced Victims Yet to be Relocated'

05 Jan 2013

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By Senator Iroegbu

Officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have denied media reports that  victims of the recent  communal clash between the Gwari and Fulani communities in Gwako town at Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been relocated from their temporary camp in the permanent site of the University of Abuja.

The NEMA Head of Rescue Team in Gwagwalada, Mr. Slaku Luggard told THISDAY yesterday that the displaced persons, mostly Fulanis will be encamped at the University of Abuja premises pending the decision of the Investigative panel.

"The issue of relocation; I think was a wrong information from the media. I can confirm that they (displaced victims) are still there", Luggard said.

He disclosed that even though the University authorities have provided another place where temporary tents were to be set-up for them for relocation, such action has to be put on hold by the Head of the Investigative Panel and FCT Commissioner of Police Denrele Shinaba.

He said: "Yes we did set up two tents then the University authorities were complaining but the Committee that was set up (to investigate the crisis) insisted that we still stay there for the moment.

"The University actually want to give us another place that is where some media reported that they have been relocated. However the committee has said; 'no, just stay there because it is not going to take too long (to resolve)".

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