5 Killed As Okada Riders, Trader Clash In Abuja

At least five people have been reportedly killed and houses set on fire in a clash between traders and okada riders at Dei Dei, a community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to reports an accident involving a bike man led to the breakdown of law and order in the community.

The resident who pleaded anonymity told reporters “Five persons that I know have been killed in this incident. We have been calling for security intervention to no avail”.

“We are really worried that this crisis is tilting towards the ethnic dimension.”

The traders were said to have attacked the rider, whom they blamed for recklessness which led to the death of the passenger.

The okada rider’s colleagues reportedly moved to rescue him from the attackers and the situation degenerated afterward.

Another account has it that the driver of the trailer which crushed the passenger to death was attacked and some persons mobilized to defend him.

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