Tension as violent protests rock Karu, Abuja •Churches shut




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 There is tension right now Karu, a satellite town Abuja as commercial operators took the streets protest.
 
Although the cause of their protest is not known, their action has forced many stay indoors as the protesters are going about destroying vehicles and attacking innocent persons.
 
It was gathered that the riot which started at about 11:o’clock the morning has forced many their area lock their gates asking their remain inside the church so as not be attacked.
 
Already, and police have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order are are currently battling the protesters who are fighting back with stones and other weapons.
 
Residents of Karu, Jikwoyi, Kurudu, Orozo, Karshi among other towns in the area are trapped as residents and alike have been asked to keep off the route until normalcy is restored.
 
Also people coming into Karu from the city center have been advised to keep off the area for now as there are no alternative rout to access the satellite town
 
Daily Sun gathered that the Okada riders embarked on the protest after one of their colleagues was allegedly shot and killed by the police.
 
The protesters who gathered in their numbers embarked on a peaceful protest that later went violent, prompting the Commander Army Headquarters Garrison(AHQG), - Dahiru, to deploys the when the police could no longer handle the situation.
 
At the time of filing this there is restriction of movement as people who went to church are being trapped in their various .
 
Also have been deployed to most of the to ensure the protesters to no burn the down.
 
When contacted, the public relations officer officer for the FCT police command confirmed the and said the protesters were protesting the killing of one of their by an unknown gunman.
 
She also said the police working in conjunction with the military were Donny everything possible to restore normalcy.
The commander AHQG, told Daily Sun in a telephone interview that the would remain there until peace is restored in the area. (Sunday Sun)