The incident happened around Kabusa junction in the Apo district area of the nation’s capital, at 6pm.
The miscreants who were protesting against the blockade of the Apo mechanic village road by #EndSARS protesters, went berserk and attacked passersby before torching the vehicles.
The protesters had converged on Dan Kogi, a junction close to a Shoprite mall, blocking the road while wielding their placards.
About seven vehicles were reportedly burnt down during the violence which also left some individuals injured.
Their attackers swooped on them from different directions while many of them scuttled to safety.
FCT police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation has commenced.
The attack created tension as traders in the market close to the scene locked up their shops earlier than usual.
Abuja protesters have come under various attacks, both from security operatives and suspected hoodlums.
The latest attack comes 24 hours after the death of Anthony Onome, an Abuja resident who was stabbed while marching with other protesters on Saturday.
Onome died at the National Hospital, Abuja, where he was taken to after the incident in the Kubwa area of the nation’s capital.
Watch some videos of the razed cars below:
Somebody’s car stand got burnt in Kabusa Junction, Apo, Abuja..
That car stand had well over 50 cars parked there if I’m not mistaken 😭
This is just sad and heartbreaking 💔💔💔pic.twitter.com/2PbR3DpwQ0
— Anon🌚 (@Zaddy_Clinton) October 19, 2020
I finally have video evidence. This is Kabusa junction in Abuja. These thugs are burning people’s cars. Take note, they are not the #endsars protesters. Sleep out tonight if you must, do not follow that route pic.twitter.com/e8E7G9rSq7
— Sonia Igho (@IghoSonia) October 19, 2020
— Abuja Tyre Plug (@dike_hilary) October 19, 2020
Hoodlums attacking peaceful protesters in Abuja around Apo roundabout, shoprite road and kabusa junction. God please help your children@davido @falzthebahdguy @Omonioboli#EndSARS#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera pic.twitter.com/BsKJQz9AcQ
— Jemima_signature (@AgbataAmanda) October 19, 2020
This is Kabusa Junction,Apo,Abuja.
People’s daily means of survival has been destroyed!
People’s lives gone!
Retweet for People to stay safe.#Apoprotest#EndSARS #SARSMUSTEND @OgbeniDipo @mrmacaronii @falzthebahdguy @aproko_doctor @MrOdanz pic.twitter.com/gwwrp4Oum1
— Aminah Bukola (@Bukkenzo_A) October 19, 2020