June 24, 2024

Many stranded as Oto, Ijanikin communities clash in Lagos

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Etim Ekpimah

Commuters along Lagos-Badagry Expressway were seen running for their lives as two communities of Oto and Ijanikin were locked in a fierce battle on Thursday, 25 August 2022 morning.

It was gathered that vehicles from both sides had to turn back as guns and machetes-wielding men took over the areas. Security men are also said to be turning back.

A Twitter user, Warri Lagosian “ematilopez25, said “No dey lie!!! There are no police officers on ground. We have just been running up and down for our lives.  He was replying to Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who said order had been restored and commuters were moving on both sides of the expressway.

Another Twitter user, Taraba Finest @Homeboy_Danoski, replying to “BenHundeyin, said, “Oga na lie o..I still Dey stranded for Agbara.

But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the police were away of the trouble at Ijanikin area of the state.

He said: “We are fully aware of the ongoing trouble at Ijanikin area of Lagos State. While officers and men of Ijanikin Division are fully on ground, reinforcement has been despatched.”

Hundeyin added that the road has since been reopened, noting that the police were closely monitoring the situation.

Details later.

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