Policemen deployed as soldiers, traders clash in Abuja market

Police in Nigeria

Policemen have been deployed to Banex, an electronics and telecommunications market in Abuja, after soldiers and some traders clashed on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, a video went viral on social media, showing several civilians overpowering some soldiers during a free-for-all fight at Banex.

A trader who simply identified himself as Abdul, told Punch that the conflict ensued over the sale of a mobile phone.

“There’s a problem at Banex now. Some soldiers came to complain about a phone, and during an argument with the traders, a fight ensued,” Abdul simply revealed.

When contacted over the development, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, SP Josephine Adeh said the Commissioner of Police, Benett Igweh has deployed officers of the FCT Intelligence Response Team to the scene of the incident.

“The CP has deployed the Intelligence Response Team to the scene,” Adeh confirmed.

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