Two Feared Killed As Yoruba Nation Agitators, Police Clash In Lagos

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

A yet-to-be-identified male adult and one other have been feared killed in a clash between Yoruba Nation agitators and operatives of the Nigeria Police in the Ojota area of Lagos State, Nigeria on Monday.

The spokesperson for the police in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the death of the unidentified person.

He said operatives of the Command had been deployed to the scene.

Stonix News reports that commuters ran to safety in the heat of the pandemonium which broke out early Monday morning.

Some agitators were said to have come out to demand Yoruba Nation, amongst others and the police came out to curtail them, leading to a clash.

Shortly after the agitators took to the streets, the men of the Lagos State Police Command reportedly emerged in procession with a detachment of personnel from Rapid Response Squad, State Taskforce and conventional divisional officers.

Security operatives reportedly arrived the scene and shot teargas to disperse the crowd.

A police van was, in the volatile process, reportedly burnt.

It was further gathered that over 200 agitators reportedly came out on Monday, but the police have arrested five of them.

The agitators were alleged to have shot pump action guns which hit a police office, Superintendent of Police, Akinwunmi Oke.

Oke, the Operation Officer attached to the state Rapid Response Squad, is an anti-riot officer known for restoring peace at any assigned area.

Meanwhile, Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) has condemned the killing at Ojota.

The AAC candidate took to his social media handle and wrote “Blood thirsty Nigeria Police Force reportedly killed two Yoruba Nation agitators at a peaceful rally in Ojota, Lagos today. I totally condemn this unprovoked murder of peaceful demonstrators. #WeCantContinueLikeThis”

It was learnt that the self determination group “Yoruba Nation” gathered at Ojota, Lagos for a peaceful rally and in the course of this, the Nigeria policemen shot to disperse the gathering, leading to the killing.

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