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Tension as traders, motorcyclists engage in bloody clash in Abuja satellite community

According to a witness, the building materials dealers nabbed the motorcyclist while attempting to escape, a development which attracted scores of motorcycle operators who wanted to rescue him.

By Sam Ogbeifun

Pandemonium reigned in Dei-Dei, a local community of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, following a bloody clash between commercial motorcyclists (okada) and building materials dealers over the death of unidentified woman.

The woman was knocked down by one of the motorcycle operators and thereafter, passed on.

Witnesses told Persecondnews that a commercial motorcyclist allegedly knocked down the woman in the community which drew the ire of residents.

According to a witness, the building materials dealers nabbed the motorcyclist while attempting to escape, a development which attracted scores of motorcycle operators who wanted to rescue him.

Video: Traders lament wanton destruction of goods worth millions in DeiDei Clash

As at the time of filling this report, unconfirmed report said the clash may have claim above five lives.

Contacted for his comment, the FCT Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, did not answer her calls.

The FCT Minister, Alhaji Mahammad Musa Bello, has  indicated to visit the spot today while anti-riot police officers have been drafted to the scene by the FCT Police Commissioner to restore peace and order.

Details later…..

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