Abuja Okada riders set properties ablaze over colleagues’ death
Abuja Okada riders were back on the streets of Abuja on Sunday afternoon, storming a housing development in the city’s Lokogoma neighborhood to avenge the alleged murder of two of their members.
After a vehicle allegedly hit the bikers and ran to the estate for safety, around Abuja Okada riders stormed the Same Global Estate in Lokogoma.
On Sunday, a vehicle allegedly hit two Okada riders before fleeing into the estate for protection.
The Abuja Okada riders, according to News Nigeria 24, set fire to two buildings on the estate.
According to the estate inhabitants, the motorcyclists attacked the estate in an attempt to apprehend an unknown motorist.
The Estate Manager, Mr. Adebisi Adelowo, who spoke to The PUNCH, said, “Over 100 Hausa bike riders attacked our estate some hours ago.” They tried to burn down the estate by putting 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 learned 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.”
The riders had a few days ago set the Dei Dei building materials market on fire after one of them rammed his motorcycle into an articulated vehicle, killing his female passenger in the process.
Traders had promptly intercepted his motorcycle, a development that made the Abuja Okada riders go on rampage.