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Breaking: Makoko is under attack; two feared dead

About two persons are feared dead in Makoko community, Lagos Mainland, as a result of a gunfight in the community.

Reports have it that communities in Makoko such as Temidire, Ori Oke, Aiyetoro, was invaded by gunmen suspected to be men of the Nigerian Army few minutes ago.

Unconfirmed sources said two people have been killed in the ensuing gun battle between the residents and the officials suspected to belong to the Nigerian Army. The situation also led to throwing of dangerous weapons by residents of the area, InsideMainland learnt.

According to a Twitter user, Betty Abah, she tweeted that: “#Makoko under attack yet AGAIN. Two people confirmed shot dead. Big shame on Lagos State Govt that routinely, powerful individuals swoop down on d urban poor, dispossess of their humble abodes most times in violation of court ruling. I’m sure this happens NOWHERE else on Planet Earth.”

Another user Spice X said; “ALERT: Serious shoot out around Makoko area just before Yaba. Police trying to secure the area & are redirecting drivers from 3rd mainland bridge. Be careful outchea guys.”

InsideMainland gathered that there is currently apprehension in the community as gun bullets have been by residents around parts of the community.

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