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It was also reported that over 35 vehicles were destroyed in the incident. According to reports, an accident which involved a motorcycle running down a woman by the roadside is what sparked the riot. There was a heated conversation between onlookers and sympathizers which led to a fight between residents from around the area. To defend himself, the motorcyclist stabbed five people.
Angry residents in the area began fighting, smashing vehicles and burning houses. The chaos led to businessmen in the area closing their stores and scampering for safety.
Policemen have been called upon to restore peace. Security operatives in the area also sustained injuries while attempting to calm the fighters down.
All efforts to reach the Abuja police to confirm this report has proved abortive.
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