Riot in FCT as minister ordered to Extend Tenure Of Area Council Chairmen

A riot broke out at Giri, Gwagwalada Area Council, on Friday morning over the extension of the tenure of the chairman and councillors of the area council.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, had ordered the extension of the tenure of council chairmen and councillors by one more year following a court judgment.

Roads leading into Abuja have been barricaded with rioters burning tyres.

But security operatives arrived at the scene to restore normalcy.

At the time of this report, security operatives have succeeded in securing the passage of traffic.

Beadysworld gathered that the chairmen and councillors’ terms in office elapsed on Thursday and the newly-elected officials were supposed to be sworn in today.

But the FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, cited a court judgement and extended the officials’ tenure by one year.

Displeased by the extension, residents in the Gwagwalada Area Council on Friday morning took to the streets. The incident we gathered, obstructed vehicular movements in the area.

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