There is an ongoing riot in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State as officers of the Nigeria Police Force and Okada riders engaged each other in a face-off.
The police are firing life bullets to disperse the commercial motorcycle operators, who are insisting on resuming operations on the road despite a ban on their activities by the Lagos State Government, Sahara Reporters reports.
This is following a previous clash on Monday between Okada and Keke operators in the policemen in Ijora and Yaba areas of the city.
An eyewitness, identified simply as Waje, said,
“There is a serious shooting and riot in Iyana Ipaja between the task force and local bike men. God will protect us all.”
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 5, 2020