Commercial motorcycle operators took to the streets in Abuja on Sunday in protest, creating tension in Karu, a satellite town.
The protest, which reason was unknown as at the time of filing this report, forced many to stay indoors.
The protesters were going about destroying vehicles and attacking innocent persons.
It was gathered the riot, which started in the morning, has 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, soldiers and police personnel 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.