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Okada riders, security operatives clash in Abuja

Some commercial motorcyclists clashed with security operatives on Sunday in Karu, one of the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It was gathered that crisis erupted when the protesting motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders blocked the Nyanya-Karshi Road, leaving motorists stranded.

The reason for their protest was not known as of the time of filing this report.

According to The PUNCH, the protesters were said to have burnt used tyres on the main road and also attacking security agents drafted to the scene with stones.

The development caused panic among residents and passersby who ran to safety.

Churches located in the area were said to have locked their members inside the premises to avoid falling victims to the crisis.

Those most affected by the crisis are people living around Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Kurudu, Orozo and Karshi among other settlements in the Abuja Municipal Area Council.

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