By Fortune Abang
The Youth Wing, Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Bwari chapter, has condemned the recent communal clash that erupted in the community, saying if not checked, can disrupted peaceful coexistence.
Pastor Faith Eches, the President of the association, made this known in a briefing with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
“The remote cause of this issue is the clash of two-rival cults that snowball into ethnic and religious coloration.
“Our condemnation of the dastardly act is to warn all concerned not to engage in such disruption of the peace that exist in Bwari as we will not take a re-occurrence lightly.
“We also warn those who want to distort facts of the matter to desist from such and follow the line of objectivity and fairness to all.”
He appealed to the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) to provide succour for people that were affected, particularly those who lost their dear ones to give them a new lease of life.
He advised the authority to be objective and decisive in handling the issue on ground to avoid future unrest in the area.
“Flooding the town with security agencies alone will not bring lasting peace if proper measures are not taken to tackle the problem,” Eches said.
In separate interview, Dr Mohammed Ringim, Acting Medical Director, the Bwari General Hospital, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 18 patients were registered as casualties from the mayhem.
According to him, one was brought in dead already, nine suffered gunshot, others sustained multiple laceration as a result of the crisis.
“Apart from that the only one we referred to National Hospital who was brought unconscious with multiple lacerations and identity unknown.
“All the people that were brought in here have been treated and discharged; they are only to come back for medical check-ups,” Ringim said.
He decried inadequate medical personnel and ongoing curfew in the community to be challenges currently being faced at the hospital.