Lagosians run for safety as hoodlums take over Mile 12, shoot at passersby, see videos

Lagosians run for safety as hoodlums take over Mile 12, shoot at passersby, see videos

  • There was gunshots in Lagos' popular Mile 12 market as some traders and commercial drivers rejected the old notes
  • Many road users, particularly those coming from Ikorodu side, had to turn back as the every busy road was not passable for users
  • Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the police in the state, later released a statement that normalcy has been restored while revealing the cause of the pandemonium

PAY ATTENTION: See you at Media Literacy Webinar! Register for free now!

Mile 12, Lagos - The people around the Mile 12 area of Lagos state woke up on Friday, February 12, to gunshots as hoodlums take over the street and shot at passersby.

The incident is happening less than 10 days to general election in the state and people in the area are already in panic.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu/Mile 12/Lagos/2023 Election/New naira notes/naira scarcity
Protest in Lagos over rejection of old naira notes Photo Credit: Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Source: Twitter

Why are people shooting in Lagos?

Many eyewitnesses have taken to their social media pages to share videos of the pandemonium in the Lagos area with different captions.

Read also

Fact check: Viral TikTok video claiming CBN’s Benin branch on fire is false

PAY ATTENTION: Сheck out news that is picked exactly for YOU ➡️ find the “Recommended for you” block on the home page and enjoy!

The spokesperson of Lagos state police command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed that the crisis erupted because of the rejection of old naira notes at the popular market, adding that normalcy has been restored.

Latest about Lagos, naira redesign, naira scarcity, 2023 election

He said:

“Free movement of vehicles and people fully restored. Our officers and men are still on ground to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
"If you see something, say something."

A Twitter page with the handle "Inside Lagos", urged road users to take alternative routes to the scene of the unrest till normalcy is restored while tagging the Lagos state police command and the spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin.

Read also

Naira scarcity: Lagos police disperses protesters, restores normalcy, reveals next line of action

The page said:

There's an ongoing clash at Mile 12 as suspected hoodlums shoot sporadically at residents.
Kindly reroute your movement and avoid the axis till normalcy is restored.

See the video below:

A twitter user who shared a video of his experience said he was coming from Ikorodu but had to turn back to return to Ikorodu because of the gunshot. He added that everybody from Ikorodo is returning because Mile 12 is not passable for road users.

See the video below:

Another user, Heassler Onus, shared a video of the ever-busy Mile 12 market and now empty of people. He captioned it as "Serious unrest in mile 12 to ojota". There is obviously song of protest in the background.

See the video below:


Online view pixel