In the emergency that emitted at Okokomaiko and Lagos Island territories of Lagos express a policeman and two dealers were yesterday dreaded dead, after the assertion of President Muhammadu Buhari as champ of Saturday’s decision.
Another policeman, a Sergeant said to have been assaulted by the hooligans at Alaba Rago, was all the while experiencing treatment at time of this report. A few different people supported fluctuating degrees of wounds in the following charge.
All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters rally as they praise the re-appointment of the officeholder president and the pioneer of APC, in Kano on February 27, 2019. – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said his re-appointment was “free and reasonable”, after his beaten adversary criticized the outcomes as a “trick” and guaranteed a lawful test that could overwhelm legislative issues for a considerable length of time. The 76-year-old one-time military ruler’s triumph was affirmed late on February 26, 2019, after rescheduled surveying accused on calculated challenges. (Photograph AFP)
Data uncovered that some Hausa adolescents took to the road at Okokomaiko, along the Badagry-Mile two freeway, reciting sai baba in festivity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s triumph.
They marched from Okokoko to Cassidy, down to Alaba-Rago, pouring powder and water on themselves.
But the celebration took a violent dimension when they barricaded the road, preventing motorists’ access. Not done, they allegedly attacked commercial motorcyclists and traders at Alaba Rago.
Eye witnesses said another group of youths who kicked against President Buhari’s victory, rose up to the defence of those being attacked, leading to a free-for-all, during which several persons were injured.
A police team from Okokomaiko division which stormed the scene to quell the situation was attacked by the rampaging group. The group reportedly marched to the police station in an apparent attempt to invade it but the move was stopped by the Police.
The situation, which disrupted vehicular movements along the ever-busy expressway, also forced traders to lock up for the day. A trader, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said:
“I was on my way to Agbara when I heard sporadic shootings at Alaba Rago, which forced driver of the bus I boarded to stop at the Lagos State University, in order not to be caught in the crossfire.
A police officer was shot in the process but I don’t know if he died or survived.” Another eyewitness, Anu, said Police reinforcement fired at the rampaging group, shooting two of them.