The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammadu Bello, has pledged to compensate the victims of the violence advised residents of Apo Mechanic village, Gudu, in Abuja Municipal Area Council.
The minister also advised the residents to live in peace and eschew the violence that resulted in the destruction of 29 vehicles.
Bello stated this on Thursday when he paid a fact-finding visit to Apo Mechanic village, as well as Dutsen Alhaji, in the Bwari Local Government Area, where violence broke out for two days leading to the death of about nine persons.
Bello said, “Don’t allow external forces to divide us; a committee is being worked out to ensure proper collation of all vehicles and properties destroyed and compensations would be paid adequately.”
Also speaking at the event, the Minister of State, FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, urged the residents of Apo to eschew further violence and give peace a chance.
Responding, the Chairman, Apo Traders Association, Mr John Chimeze, disclosed that vehicles and properties worth over N200m were destroyed by the hoodlums.