- Hoodlums have caused mayhem in another part of Lagos as security agents make efforts to contain the violence trailing the #EndSARS protest
- The fresh attack which happened at Mile 2 in Amuwo Odofin LGA claimed the life of at least one person
- Security agents have, however, stormed the area to restore peace
Lagos state, Nigeria's economic powerhouse, has been rocked by violence as suspected hoodlums hijack the #EndSARS protest organised by Nigerian youths.
With many public and private properties destroyed on Wednesday, October 21, it appears the situation has still not been brought under control as hoodlums clashed in the early hours of Thursday, October 22.
The Sun reports that the hoodlums clashed at Mile 2, Amuwo Odofin local government area around 7.30am.
According to the newspaper, some hoodlums mounted a blockade along Oshodi-Apapa Road by Mile 2 Bridge collecting phone and money from people.
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Shortly after, another group believed to have come Ajegunle axis attacked the hoodlums, leading to the death of one of them.
A truck was also reportedly set ablaze as the violence erupted in the area.
Legit.ng gathers that the situation has, however, been brought under control as security agents have dispersed the hoodlums.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed sadness over the killing of some #EndSARS protesting youths at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20.
In a thread of tweets posted on his verified Twitter handle, @ProfOsinbajo, on Wednesday night, October 21, the vice president also registered his condolence over the deaths of some policemen and other Nigerians in different parts of Lagos and other states.
Noting that he has spoken to some survivors in the hospital, Professor Osinbajo admitted that some losses so far recorded cannot be replaced.
He, however, gave an assurance that the victims of the attacks will get justice.
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