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FCT residents batter 23-year-old scavenger for stealing pot of rice

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FCT residents batter 23-year-old scavenger for stealing pot of rice

Story from Hamzat Ibrahim ABAGA

A 23-year-old scavenger known as Nura reportedly faced a mob assault for stealing a pot of rice in Kango community, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A resident of Kango, Ayuba Iliya ,said the incident occurred on Tuesday at approximately 11:23 AM.

Neptune prime gathered that Nura purportedly took advantage of a moment when Margaret, a woman in the neighbourhood, left her pot of rice unattended on fire to fetch water from a nearby borehole.

Upon Margaret’s return, she found her pot missing from the fire, and raised an alarm.

Iliya explained that a vigilant neighbour witnessed Nura parking his truck, entering Margaret’s compound, and taking the pot of rice.

The neighbour alerted others, leading to a confrontation where Nura was apprehended and beaten by the mob.

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The situation escalated until other residents and vigilantes intervened, rescuing Nura from further harm.

Complaints from locals about missing cooking utensils allegedly involving scavengers have been ongoing.

In a separate incident at Unguwar Sabon-Tasha, Abaji, suspected scavengers stole six large cooking pots and spoons not long ago.

SP Adeh Josephine, spokesperson of the FCT police command, is expected to soon issue a statement on the incident

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