1 shot as landgrabbers clash in Lagos

Whatapp News

Policemen attached to the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone II, Onikan on Monday shot a man while attempting to disperse a mob at Magodo in Isheri-Olowora, .

The incident occurred around 5pm, while the policemen went to the area to enforce a court order.

It was gathered that the team met resistance from youths in the area who claimed that they were working in cohorts with some influential people to chase them out.

The Nation on Monday reported appeals to Governor Babajide by Gateway Zone Estate Community Development Associstion (CDA) to stop alleged plot by vested interests to build homes on green belt.

Residents who took to social media to send Save-Our-Soul messages to about the fight, said area boys went berserk as sounds of gunshots rented the air.

They said that the miscreants also vandalised vehicles as people scampered to safety, adding that the entrance to Magodo was

Some claimed the fight started after the policemen shot a man on the hand, adding that policemen from the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and Isheri Division intervened before calm was restored.

“Isheri-Olowora community near Magodo is boiling. Omoniles are figuting seriously and gunshots everywhere.

“The fight started when policemen who were sent to enforce court order on buildings shot a man down and that angered boys in the area,” said a source.

Contacted, spokesperson for Zone II DSP Hauwa Idris-Adamu said she was not aware of the incident.