Police Officers Kill 2, Leave Many Injured In Clash With Okada Riders In Lagos




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Some men of Force have allegedly shot dead while were injured on Saturday.

This happened during a clash between commercial motorcyclists known as okada riders and at Otunoba Itire area of .

According to reports, some from Itire division seized motorcycles from riders who were around 8am and took the bikes to their station.

The owners of the motorcycles were said to have reported the incident to their members who followed them to the on motorcycles to protest the seizure.

The police fired teargas canisters to disperse the protesters, who turn reportedly hurled stones and planks at the cops.

A source who reached out to SaharaReporters, said the incident occurred close to her house. She said the clash left two dead and two critical conditions.

She said, “A fight ensued between and bike men (commercial motorcyclists). I think the bike men were trying to the police , 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.”

the video attached to the , one of the victims hit the mouth by a bullet had a gaping wound mouth.