Police on red alert, keep vigil at Ojota park in Lagos after bloody clash

Police on red alert, keep vigil at Ojota park in Lagos after bloody clash

- The police command in Lagos has beamed its searchlight on the Ojota park in Lagos to monitor activities in the area

- This came after a deadly clash ensure following attempts by a suspended factional leader of the transport union to reclaim the park on Thursday, December 27

- However, members of the NURTW informed newsmen on Friday, December 28, that peace has returned to the park after a truce meeting convened by the union's leadership

Anti-riot policemen and an armoured personnel carrier have been stationed to restore peace at Ojota Motor Park in Lagos following bloody clash by transport union members on Thursday, December 27.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a suspended factional leader of a transport union allegedly attacked the motorpark with hoodlums on Thursday to reclaim the facility.

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NAN gathered that there was a free for all as members loyal to the leadership of the park tried to defend the venue from the intruders with machetes, bottles and other weapons.

“The clash started Thursday evening at about 6.30 p.m, many vehicles were leaving the park horridly and there were gunshots in the air and everyone scampered for safety.

“That resulted to the deployment of police personnel from different divisions under Area H, including anti-riot police officers by the Area Commander, ACP Miller Dantawaye,” a source said.

When newsmen visited the park around 12 noon on Friday, December 28, about nine patrol vehicles and one armoured personnel carrier were seen stationed at the Ogudu road gate of the park.

Some NURTW members, who spoke with journalists said that peace had returned to the park, stressing that the leadership of the park were invited for a truce with the Lagos council of the union.

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ACP Miller Dantawaye told NAN in a telephone interview that the park was partially closed until order returned fully to the area. He said no death was recorded, stressing that no arrest had been made as at press time.

It was also reported that some vehicles have started loading passengers going to different parts of the country under the watch of policemen patrolling the park.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a faceoff between rival gangs of thugs in Lagos had drawn the attention of officers of the police command in the state who intervened in the scene and restored peace.

The police command in Lagos had contained a clash between two rival groups of hoodlums in the Fadeyi area of the state.

The ugly development, characterised by gunshots, was arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the command in the state.

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