Mr Gbagbo insists he won November's run-off vote, but election officials found that his rival Alassane Ouattara was the winner.
New Genration Africa understands that a man living in the centre of Abidjan gave an eye witness account about events on Wednesday as he went out to look for supplies.
Deux Plateaux suburb resident:I took a walk and we found three dead bodies on the floor.
A couple of minutes later there was a convoy of armed men, some of them had AK-47s, bazookas, double barrels, knives, swords; others had Uzis.
“The dead bodies were men with lots of bizarre things on them - like juju and charms”
Some of us tried to run away.
But they said: "No, no, no, listen don't run, we're your friends, there's no problem.
"Buy what you want to buy because it's curfew soon… Do everything you have to do and go home."
And they drove off.
The dead bodies were men with lots of bizarre things on them - like juju and [black magic] charms.
Some of them had gloves - normally when you see guys who have gloves it's for them to hold the AK-47s because once you start shooting they become very, very hot.
The gunfire today started at 6 in the morning.
It was coming from the main military camp called Akban.
Now it's much more calm.
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