Okada Riders Protest Maltreatment of Colleague

Some commercial motorcyclists in Karu, Abuja, yesterday, embarked on a violent protest against alleged maltreatment of their colleague by a female soldier.

Media reports gathered that the motorcyclist was allegedly forced by a female soldier to drink water from the gutter over a disagreement between them.

The motorcycle rider, who pleaded anonymity, subsequently mobilised his colleagues, who stormed the area and took those coming from church hostage.

Protesters blocked the road and attacked those coming from church, damaging some vehicles in the process and causing tension in the area until some policemen and soldiers dispersed them with gunshots.

Policemen and soldiers were deployed in the area to guard religious centres and to prevent further breakdown of law and order.


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