According to reports, calm has been restored in the central business district of Makeni, Northern Province of Sierra Leone after riots between police and commercial bike riders occurred yesterday.

Shops around the area which shut operations earlier are now open to the public, Makeni police commander Esther Kaintor Dukulay told Xinhua.

On Thursday, dozens of the commercial motorbike operators disrupted traffic by blocking roads with sticks and stones and went rioting in the city after news emerged that the police had shot one rider.

Police said the rider was temporarily interrogated by the police and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the rider’s case.