According to the reports,thugs arrived Apo, Lokogoma areas with sticks, machetes and local guns, and caused mayhem while armed police officers watched on.
Eyewitness reports also have it that the thugs injured several people and burnt over 200 cars belonging to peaceful #ENDSARS protesters.
These thugs have on several occasions attacked the protesters with the police always looking the other way.
Monday’s attack happened simultaneously while the police were also dispersing the protesters with teargas and live ammunition.
Protesters claim that the thugs were sent to incite violence to discredit the ongoing protest.
“The cars of peaceful protesters have allegedly been set on fire in Abuja by these thugs that continue to disrupt and incite violence.
Someone tweeted “Abuja protesters please head to safety! Your lives matter and should not be dispensable due to political games,”
Earlier on armed policemen fired live bullets and teargas to disperse peaceful protesters gathered at AYA Junction in Abuja, injuring many of them in the process.
A female protester holding a Nigerian flag was beaten up by the policemen in an attempt to retrieve it from her.
Also, soldiers have been deployed to some strategic locations across the city including the Presidential Villa gate.