Ijora Riot: 20 arrested over clash between Okada riders and police (photo)

Lagos state Police has reportedly arrested 20 suspects in connection to the clash between Okada riders and Policemen in Ijora area of the state.

A riot broke out in Ijora, a surburb of Lagos state yesterday due to the Okada ban by the Lagos state government which led to the arrest of 20 people.

Ijora Riot: 20 arrested over clash between Okada riders and police (photo)

Bala Elkana, spokesperson of the state police command confirmed the report in a statement released. According to him, 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 and stealing from unsuspecting road users.According to the statement, police officers from Ijora Badia, Area B Command and Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants, were promptly deployed to the scenes. The situation was brought under control and the obstructions were cleared for free flow of traffic.

Bala revealed that therewas no life lost during the unrest and twenty suspects were arrested and will be charged to court soon.

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