Abuja Fire Incident: How The Deidei International Building Material Market Was Set Ablaze; Eyewitness Recounts
18 May 2022
Earlier this evening, there were trending videos and reports of Deidei International Building Material Market, Abuja which was allegedly set ablaze by some Muslims in the Area.
An eyewitness who was at the scene of the Incident and sent a report to Hush Gist confirmed to us that the incident was allegedly started by some Muslims in the area.
According to him, the incident started with an Okada rider who was carrying a woman. The Okada rider accidentally crashed the woman into a moving truck which smashed her head and she died.
The Muslims around insisted that the truck (which crushed the woman) which was allegedly carrying goods belonging to an Igbo man would be set ablaze.
The Igbos insisted that if anything should be set ablaze, it should be the Okada that was carrying the woman.
These arguments later escalated and the Igbos chased them away. While the arguments was on, some of the Muslim boys found their way through the back of the market and set it on fire, the eyewitness said
Recall that recently, the country has been experiencing series of unrest following the murder of a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Few days ago, there was also an alleged bomb blast in Kano State.