Okada ban: School pupil reportedly killed as police use live bullets to disperse protesters in Lagos

Okada ban: School pupil reportedly killed as police use live bullets to disperse protesters in Lagos

- A young girl has lost her life in Lagos

- The girl was killed by a stray bullet during a faceoff between police and riders

- According to report, the police used live bullets to disperse crowds

Another family has been thrown into mourning in Lagos as their little child has become the latest victim of the ban on Okada in Lagos.

The pupil, a girl, was killed after being hit by a stray bullet during a clash by police and Okada riders in the Iyana-Ipaja area of the state.

According to Sahara Reporters, policemen trying to disperse the protest, fired bullets in the crowd, hitting and killing the little girl in the process.

Recall that the ban took effect on Saturday, February 1, and ever since residents of the state have been faced with heavy hardship as it concerns transporting themselves around.

Despite the outrage by Lagosians and several other notable individuals, music act Oluwafemi Oladapo popularly known as Slimcase, appears to be in complete support of the transport policy by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government.

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Legit.ng also reported that the ban on some major Lagos roads led to violence on Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. Some irate Okada riders were sighted attacking a BRT bus on the expressway causing a slight delay and roadblock. It took the intervention of some military men passing on the road before the situation was brought under control.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that there was tension at the Iyana Ipaja part of Lagos on Wednesday, February 5, when protesters clashed with officers of the state's task force who came to enforce the recent ban placed on Okada and tricycles.

The protesters with bonfires claimed that the officials went beyond the restricted roads (specifically Raji Rasaki area of Aboru) to seize motorcycles as ordered by the state government.

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