The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja experienced unrest in 3rd Avenue Gwarinpa, an area where Hausa and Gbagyi residents clashed.
According to a witness, the incident began when a gang of hoodlums, mostly Keke (Tricycle) riders and drug dealers, attacked the home of a politician to rob him.
Benue Youths Bury Two Persons Alive Over Alleged Witchcraft
This prompted some indigenous residents, the Gbagyi people of the community, to retaliate against the Keke riders and drug dealers, who are allegedly mainly Hausas.
The indigenes, according to an eyewitness, chased Hausa people away from the community.
The source said: “That was how the confrontation started and it led to the death of some of them before the military came and calmed the area down. But as I am talking to the military, I think they all left again, and that was when this second phase started.
“The Hausa guys came from nowhere and bashed cars. They bashed over 30 cars, including windows and all.
“After they did so, the indigenous came out in large numbers; all had wounds on their hands. And as I am talking to you right now, they are moving up to 2nd Avenue, going to the market, and chasing out all the Hausa guys”.
Apples Bite Magazine cannot independently verify the number of casualties.
All attempts to reach the FCT police spokesperson Josephine Adeh, for comment, were futile as her line was unavailable as of the time this report was submitted.
Seunmanuel Faleye is a brand and communications strategist. He is a covert writer and an overt creative head. He publishes Apple's Bite International Magazine.