Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Six people were feared killed Thursday after police in Nigeria's central Niger State clashed with commercial motorcyclists, who were protesting the death of two of their colleagues, the local press reported Friday.
According to the report, policemen at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Bida chased and knocked down two brothers riding on a motorcycle after the (brothers) allegedly refused to give the officers 20 Naira (14 US cents) bribe.
The local chapter of the motorcycle riders' association later mobilised and stormed a police station in the town.
The station was burnt and four people, including two policemen, were reportedly killed in the ensuing violence.
The police confirmed the incident and the burning of the station, but gave no casualty figure.
Policemen at checkpoints in Nigeria routinely demand bribe from commercial drivers and cyclists, and failure to "co-operate" has landed many motorists in trouble.