- There was chaos in Apapa area of Lagos state on Tuesday, July 6, due to a gun battle between a joint security team and area boys
- According to eyewitnesses, the security team arrived at the area in an attempt to dislodge the miscreants blamed for the illegal activities
- The unrest was reportedly triggered when the hoodlums in the area resisted the action, leading to a fracas between the parties.
The joint security team made up of police officers, Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) officials and soldiers arrived Tin-Can’s first gate at Mile 2-Apapa expressway to dislodge miscreants allegedly responsible for criminal activities in the area.
Eyewitnesses said the hoodlums who resisted the action attacked the security team with stones and bottles leading to a fracas between the parties, Sahara Reporters added.
A commercial motorcycle rider speaking to the news publication noted that the task team fired tear gas at the raging crowd of hoodlums to dislodge the area boys.
Army, Police, DSS, Others Take Over Gani Fawehinmi
Earlier, the Lagos state command drafted some personnel to the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area of Lagos, to stop the proposed Yoruba nation rally by separatists agitators.
The men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were stationed at the park.
Men of the Department of State Services (DSS) are among the joint security forces who are at the venue with scores of patrol vans, heavy anti-riot gun trucks and Black Marias.
Sporadic shooting as police disperse agitators at Ojota
Meanwhile, the Yoruba nation rally at Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, on Saturday, July 3, became chaotic as gunshots were reportedly fired at the venue.
This was after the Lagos commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, addressed journalists at the venue saying no rally is allowed in the state.
According to him, there was a need to prevent any rally following what happened during the EndSARS protest in 2020 that was hijacked by the hoodlums.