In an incident at Garki International Market on September 7, 2023, an altercation arose between market occupants and certain individuals, including a DSS personnel and a tailor named Muhammad Habibu. The Garki Divisional Police Station mobilized officers in response to a received distress call reporting the invasion of the market by these individuals, who fired shots at a tailor known as Mubarak Mubarak.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement, said the incident led to some of the local youths reacting angrily and attempting to confront the DSS personnel involved, and in response, the police intervened to rescue the individuals and protect public safety.
According to Adeh, during the incident, there was damage to a section of the Police outpost as some of the irate youths acted in a disorderly manner, noting that some of the weapons used in the commotion have been recovered, and normalcy has now been restored.
The Commissioner of Police, FCT, CP Haruna G. Garba, emphasizes the commitment to maintaining peace and respecting the rights of all citizens within the FCT.
He encourages market occupants to also refrain from engaging in mischief involving public property, especially that which belongs to the security agencies in place to safeguard their well-being.
The CP urges the public to utilize the police emergency lines 08061581938,07057337653, 08028940883, for assistance when needed.