by Damilola Agekameh
Hell was let loose in Ijora community, Lagos Mainland, earlier today, Monday, February 3, 2020, as Okada and Keke riders clashed with members of the Nigerian Police Force in the wake of the ban on the operations of the Keke and Okada riders on some areas in Lagos.
InsideMainland gathered that the aggrieved Keke and Okada riders trooped to Ijora in a violent protest against the policy banning their operations across six LGs and some LCDAs in Lagos.
According to sources, the riders insisted on going about their business despite the ban on their operations.
During the clash, two of the protesting riders were said to have been hit by bullets as Police attempted to douse the tension and disperse the protesters. Schools within the axis have all shut while the violence continues, InsideMainland learnt.
Recall that the ban which took effect on Saturday, February 1, 2020, has seen the Lagos police arrest 40 violators, impound 188 motorcycles and 78 tricycles since then. In other parts of Lagos, sources say Okada riders are seen throwing stones at bus drivers and commuters.