Okada riders set houses on fire in Abuja


Dozens of motorcycle riders popularly known as ‘Okada riders’ have reportedly attacked houses at the Same Global Estate in the Lokogoma area of Abuja in reprisal of the death of two colleagues.

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According to THE PUNCH, the incident happened after a yet-to-be-identified motorist reportedly overran two Okada riders on Sunday and ran into the estate for safety.

The riders in their bid to apprehend the unknown motorist chased the latter into the estate and in the process they set two houses on fire in the estate.

It was gathered that security operatives had arrived at the estate to prevent further damage to properties.

The Estate Manager, Mr. Adebisi Adelowo, who spoke to the medium, said, “Over 100 Hausa bike riders attacked our estate some hours ago. They tried to burn down the estate by putting fire on 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 been 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.”


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