BREAKING: Riot erupts in major parts of Abuja as taxi drivers go on rampage

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– The city center of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja is witnessing heavy vehicular traffic at the moment

– Taxi drivers are said to have taken over major roads in the metropolis to protest over constant harassment by task force officials

– One of the drivers was said to have been shot by a soldier attached to the task force earlier today, Wednesday, November 8

The Federal Capital Territory is on lock-down today, Wednesday, November 8 as taxi drivers operating in the city center set up bonfires and blocked major roads due to the alleged shooting of their colleague by a soldier attached to the city’s task force.

NAIJ.com gathered that the protest started from the popular Wuse market and quickly spread to other parts of the capital.

Abuja metropolis grounded by protests due to alleged task force officials harassment

The protesting taxi drivers set up bonfires in major areas of the city. Photo credit: Sahara Reporters

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