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Clash between police and okada riders in Lagos leaves one person dead

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One person has met untimely death following a clash between men of Nigerian Police Force motorcycle riders in the Oko-Oba area of Lagos State.

The clash was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the State, SP Benjamin in a press conference

According to him, riders violently attacked the police officers on Abule-Egba bridge after an accident between a vehicle and a motorcycle.

He added that peace has since been returned to the area, noting that police authorities have been deployed

Hundeyin said: “We’re fully aware of the disturbances in Oko-Oba area of Lagos State. Our officers have been deployed. Situation has been brought under control. Further details will be provided later.

“After a minor accident involving a car and a motorcycle occurred on the Abule-Egba Bridge at about 4pm Tuesday, motorcycle riders in their numbers started fomenting trouble. Police arrived on the scene to quell the unrest. The riders violently attacked the Police. This resulted in the death of one of the riders.”

“Normalcy has been restored to the area. The DPO Oko-Oba and his men are on ground to forestall any breakdown of law and order,” Hundeyin said.