At least two persons are feared killed as mayhem broke out at the Apo Mechanic Village in Abuja on Monday, when suspected hoodlums hijacked the #ENDSARS protests, attacking people randomly and setting several vehicles ablaze.
According to an eye witness, the incident happened after a horde of thugs were conveyed to the area in a large truck to disrupt the protests.
According to the eye witness, who lives in the nearby village of Apo Pigba, the thugs armed with machetes, sticks and other crude weapons, attacked the protesters and anyone else in sight.
Pandemonium broke out as some of the protesters scampered for safety, while others stood their ground to defend themselves.
The invaders descended on anything and anyone in sight. Shops, vehicles, houses and anything else they could lay their hands on were not spared.
They descended on a car stand and set several cars on fire.
The area, is highly populated by Igbo traders, who it was gathered mobilized themselves after the initial shock of the attack and chased the hoodlums away from the area.
A vehicle was also burnt earlier in the day, when hoodlums attacked protesters in the central area of Abuja.
At the time of this report, soldiers had taken over the entire area.