Motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders, in Abuja, protested the alleged incessant killing of their colleagues.
Some motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, on Sunday protested the alleged incessant killing of their colleagues and stealing of their motorcycles in Abuja. The protest, according to reports, caused pandemonium near St. Mary Catholic Church along Nyanya-Karshi Road.
An eyewitness, Moses AgureDam, told DAILY POST that the protesters resorted to violence which aroused tension in the area as residents were fleeing for their lives.
He added that “there have been reported cases of bike theft around Karu road, this issue has been on for a while now until the Okada riders decided to carry out a protest today”.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the Federal Capital Territory, Maryam Yusuf confirmed the incident.
“According to her :
“They are protesting the death of one of their colleagues.
“However, we have been able to restore calm and the command has launched an investigation into the incident”.
Another source, Friday Lawani, told DAILY POST that soldiers drafted to the area shot sporadically to disperse the protesters.
“Soldiers are currently firing gun everywhere as we speak and the protesters who are mostly Hausa boys are running back to their base”.
“There is tension here now over a possible attack by the protesters in subsequent time”, he said.