Operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have restored order at Bannex Plaza, following the unrest that occurred today, May 18, 2024.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement, said “Following reported unrest at Bannex Plaza today May 18, 2024, at about 01:30 PM, involving some occupants of the plaza, customers, and some soldiers, operatives of the FCT police command, swiftly mobilized to the scene, assessed the situation and restored order.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that one Suleiman Ahmed who had earlier gotten a phone from one Suleiman Ibrahim, a shop owner at New Bannex, went with four soldiers to persuade the seller for replacement upon discovery that the phone is faulty, which met the resistance of the shop owner. This action resulted in a confrontation and squabble with the military personnel. This development led some irate mobs to attack the military personnel which led to an uproar in the environ.

“All parties were invited for questioning; the military personnel have been handed over to their organization for necessary action to be taken.

“While normalcy has since been restored in Bannex and its environs, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh urges residents to peacefully go about their lawful businesses without fear from any quarters.”

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