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5 Dead And Scores Injured As Okada Riders And Traders Clash In Abuja

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A fight between Okada riders and traders in Abuja has reportedly resulted in the death of five persons.

Police, Okada riders clashMedia reports show that houses have also been set on fire in a clash that took place at Dei Dei, a community in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

A resident told the media that an accident involving a bike man led to the break down of law and order in the community.

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

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

Okada riders and Police clash in LekkiThe traders were said to have attacked the rider, whom they blamed for recklessness which led to the death of the passenger.

The okada riders colleagues reportedly moved to rescue him from the attackers and the situation degenerated afterwards.

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

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Security operatives have moved to the scene to prevent further violence.

The Abuja incident happened at about the time Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu reimposed a ban on Okada riders in some areas of Lagos over the killing of a sound engineer.

The engineer was killed and set ablaze in the Lekki axis of the state last weekend.

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