BREAKING: Tension in Lagos as Police Clash With Tricycle Riders

BREAKING: Tension in Lagos as Police Clash With Tricycle Riders

  • The atmosphere is indeed tensed in Lagos state following recent happenings that has taken a toll on the activities of some residents in the state
  • Another sad incident has occurred in the state in the early hours of the day, as police officers and tricycle riders clashed
  • Meanwhile, the police public relations officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has confirmed the incident

Lagos state- Some operators of commercial tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep and some police operatives have reportedly clashed in the Meiran area of Lagos state.

According to The Punch, the cause of the clash which occured on Thursday, November 4, is, however, yet to be ascertained.

The newspaper reported further the state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has confirmed the incident.

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BREAKING: Fear looms in Lagos as Police clash with tricycle riders
The cause of the clash which occurred in the early hours of Thursday, is yet unknown. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force

According to him, the commissioner of police has taken action by sending patrol teams to calm the tension in the area.

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He said:

"The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has dispatched adequate police patrol teams to maintain law and order there. No cause for alarm. Details soon.”

One Twitter user, @Avalondaily, said, “BREAKING: Pandemonium at Ile-iwe bus stop, Meiran, Lagos – close to model college, as policeman allegedly shoots and kills a tricycle rider.”

Details later…

#ENDSARS Memorial Protest: Photos emerge as Lagos Police embark on Show of Force

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the debate is still on regarding the planned October 20 #EndSARS memorial protests in Lagos.

It was reported that to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests, the Lagos state police command has begun a show of force, moving around with their van and trucks on Tuesday, October 19.

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Meanwhile, the activists behind the planned protests have stated that they will be having a car procession in honour of those believed to have lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests of October 2020.

Disregard sit-at-home order, no June 12 protest in Lagos, police tell residents

In another report, a message has been sent to Lagosians. The message was sent by the Lagos state police command.

The police claimed it is not aware of any planned protest to commemorate the 2021 Democracy on Saturday, June 12, Punch reports.

This was disclosed in a statement by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.


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