Information reaching us at INSIDEMAINLAND has it that there is presently a tussle between okara riders and the men of the police force in the 7th Avenue near Alakija, Festac town, Lagos Mainland.
We gathered that okada riders in the neighbourhood allegedly burnt a Police van and also destroyed other cars parked in the police premises.
This we learnt led to a fight between the riders and security forces who mobilised to restore normalcy to the community.
According to a resident who craved anonymity, the “disturbance started on Sunday, December 5, 2021, between the Policemen and Okada riders along 7th Avenue. The officers, while trying to chase people away fired multiple rounds into the air to disperse the crowd.”
InsideMainland gathered that the ongoing tension in the community is connected to the efforts of the Policemen to arrest the perpetrators of the attack on the Police van and other cars in the Police station.
While we gather more updates about the situation, we urge residents and motorists plying the axis to do so with caution to avoid being caught in the melee.
More updates to follow.