Okada riders and Policemen engage in  Fierce Battle in Lagos, two Killed, Leave Many Injured.

Okada riders and Policemen engage in Fierce Battle in Lagos, two Killed, Leave Many Injured.

In a bide to raid lagos state of illegal motorcycle, there was a fierce combat between the motorcyclist and policemen in the Otunoba Itire area of Lagos state on Saturday.

Eye witness report says that some policemen from the Itire division seized motorcycles from two riders who were Hausa around 8am and took the bikes to their station.

The riders reported the incident to their member, who in turn followed them to the police station to ask for the release of the motorcycles.

In the process, there was a disagreement between the policemen and the okada riders and their members, this resulted to the police firing teargas canisters to disperse the protesters.

The protesters who in turn reportedly hurled stones and planks at the policement. According to source, the clash left two people dead and two others in critical conditions.

“A fight ensued between policemen and bike men (commercial motorcyclists). I think the bike men were trying to attack the police officers, so, the policemen started shooting into the air but when the bike men started throwing stones and planks and started bringing out machetes, the policemen had to start shooting at them directly. I think they shot four –  two died and some are injured.”

There was a disturbing sight In the video attached to the report, one of the victims hit in the mouth by a bullet had a gaping wound in his mouth.

The Lagos state police command is yet to confirm the incident as at this report

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