Day: February 3, 2020

Okada Ban: 20 arrested over clash between Okada riders and police

Twenty suspects have been arrested by men of the Lagos state police command in connection with the clash between Okada riders and policemen in Ijora, a surburb of Lagos state earlier today. A statement by Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command says the police received a distress call that some hoodlums armed with cutlasses, suspected to be okada riders and thugs, blocked some major roads around Ijora Oloye, Amusu, Ijora 7up, Ijora under bridge, Sifa junction and Gaskiya gangare area all within Ijora Badia Division. Bala said the hoodlums caused major obstructions on the roads, burning tyres, looting...

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3 Feared Dead as Police Clash with Okada Riders over Ban

Following the enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas of Lagos State by the police, they were engaged in a clash this morning by the riders. The clash which occurred this morning at the Ijora Olopa area of the state was said to have claimed three lives and led to the destruction of cars and property. In the face off, there was exchange of gunshots as bonfires were set up in the middle of the road, thus deterring motorists from passing. At the moment, cars are turning back to look for alternative...

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