There is a palpable tension in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja over possible attacks on some settlements like Dutse Alhaji, Apo and Gudu by hoodlums.
The thugs, who majorly constitute the Pro-SARS group and are attacking the EndSARS protesters, have been fingered as behind several deaths in the city.
It was gathered that residents have seen them being carried around in buses and trucks.
On Thursday, policemen were mobilised to the Gudu Market following reports of the killing of an unnamed man in the market on Thursday, suspectedly by the thugs.
Traders had deserted their shops for fear of random attacks.
Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday ordered for riot police to be deployed nationwide to safeguard lives and property, but many still do not seem assuaged.
It was also learnt residents were taking measures to protect themselves.
Also, people were leaving the affected areas for their safety, it was gathered.