The Police in Lagos says Youruba Nation agitators shot at its operatives in the Ojota area on Monday when the demonstrators confronted security agents.
Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin made the claim in a statement , saying “Miscreants masquerading as Yoruba Nation Agitators” came out in their hundreds, disrupting social and commercial activities at Ojota.”
He said in response, officers from Alausa Division and the Raid Respond Squad (RRS) stepped in to disperse the unlawful gathering and prevent a breakdown of law and order.
“The miscreants attacked the police, shooting, and destroying two vehicles in the process.
“One person has been confirmed dead, while two police officers shot by the miscreants are currently receiving treatment. Four suspects have been arrested and investigations have commenced.”
Hundeyin vowed that the Lagos State Police Command would not allow any person or group of persons to disrupt the peace in Lagos.
It is unclear if the deceased was hit by a stray bullet or targeted by security agents.
“They shot teargas and guns at us. They have killed one person, this is Ojota”, a protester screamed in a video that has been circulating on Social Media.
One Toyota Hilux, reportedly driven by the police, was set on fire. There were also bonfires on the road.
A young man was lifeless in a photo posted on Twitter.
Another is feared dead while others are injured.