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Okada riders set houses on fire over colleagues’ death in Abuja

By Our Reporter

Over 100 motorcyclists popularly known as okada, on Sunday launched attacks on Same Global Estate in the Lokogoma area of Abuja to avenge the death of two of their colleagues.

According to an eyewitness at the scene of the accident, the bike man had overtaken a vehicle, having head-on collision with a motorist who immediately ran into the estate for safety that led to the response attack by Okada riders that resulted in setting fire on two buildings in the estate.

A resident of the estate who preferred anonymity said that the motorcyclists attacked the estate in their bid to apprehend an unknown motorist, adding that the motorist was chased by a mammoth crowd of motorcyclists after he overran two motorcyclists.

The Estate Manager, Mr. Adebisi Adelowo, speaking on the incident said, “Over 100 Hausa bike riders attacked our estate some hours ago. They tried to burn down the estate by setting fire to two buildings.”

“They pulled down our gate and started stoning people’s houses. We couldn’t stop them until the police and the army intervened.

“We later learnt that they attacked our estate because two of their colleagues were knocked to death by a motorist who ran to our estate for safety as he was being chased with big stones and other dangerous weapons.

“The motorist who is not even a resident of our estate ran into the estate because he noticed a police post in front of the estate”, he explained.

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