An Estate Manager, Mr Adebisi Adelowo, has confirmed the invasion of Same Global Estate located around Lokogoma in Abuja by motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders.
He said the Okada men numbering up 100 invaded the estate and set two houses on fire after they alleged that a motorist hit their two colleagues dead and ran into the estate.
Residents of the estate later revealed that the motorcyclists attacked the estate in their bid to apprehend the unknown motorist.
Police authorities are yet to speak on the incident that happened earlier on Sunday with residents of the area living in fear of possible more attacks. 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 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.”