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A 30-year-old tailor, Busayo Owoodun, was allegedly killed by a stray bullet around 2.55pm on Saturday when police opened fire after they were attacked by hoodlums in Ijekun, Lagos.
Nigeria Police (Photo: Daily Post Nigeria)

Report has it that the violent clash which took place in a community in Lagos started around 1 pm till about 5 pm with factions blocking the expressway along College of Education, Ijanikin and destroying over 35 vehicles in a nearby workshop.

Nigerian Police (Photo: Premium Times Nigeria)

It was gathered that trouble started when the supporters of the All Progressive Congress’ of Ojo Constituency II House of Assembly took their rally to Oto Awori, a community grieved by the alleged dropping of their son (Bibiire) interested in the same seat. And in order to avoid trouble, the people of Oto Awori had warned the campaigners not to come to their community.

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Adedayo, who is a witness, said the hoodlums were armed with cutlasses, broken bottles, and knives. She also said more than four people sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital at Ijanikin.

The contacted police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) said no one died in the fracas and about two persons sustained injuries and few cars were destroyed.

According to Chike Oti, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Yomi Faniyi immediately mobilized to the scene when he got information about the incident, adding that he also held meetings with the factions Thursday evening.


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