According to multiple social media reports, men of the Nigerian Army and customs officials allegedly raided ‘okirika’ shops in Yaba, Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred on Sunday December 29, at Popo Street in Yaba, Lagos, while most owners of the shops are away for the Christmas holiday.
The officers were said to have broken into the shops to confiscate second-hand clothings popularly known as Okirika.
Reporting the incident, Facebook user, Onyekachi Titus wrote;
‘See wot is happing in my street right now at yaba Lagos popo street custom and army come to our street were dey are selling okirika dey break all d shop and parking store and parks d hole bell of okirika and move dem away dis morning been 29-12-2019’