Commercial motorcycle operators, on Sunday, embarked on a protest took in Abuja, causing many residents to flee.
This was as protesters reportedly went about destroying vehicles and attacking innocent persons.
The riot, it was gathered, which started in the morning, forced many churches in the area to lock their gates asking their members to remain inside the church so as not to be caught in the crossfire.
Already, security operatives have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.
They are 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 motorists have been asked to keep off the route until normalcy is restored.