#NigeriaDecide2019: Three Killed, Police Officer Injured in Lagos
Three persons were on Wednesday feared killed and many others including policemen injured after violence broke out at Alaba Rago in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the unidentified gunman opened fire on the celebrating crowd at Iwaya area, killing one person on the spot.
According to reports, the youths armed with cutlasses and bottles sang songs of victory from Alaba Rago and marched towards Okokomaiko blocking the entire expressway and challenging other road users.
Lagos Police Spokesperson, Chike Oti, chief superintendent of police, who confirmed the incidents, told NAN that the police officer was attacked by some protesting youths on the ever busy Lagos – Badagry expressway.
A woman who identified herself as Blessing said: “They came from Alaba Rago and were celebrating President Buhari’s victory. They were also shouting Sai Baba and marching towards Okokomaiko.
“But as soon as they got to Okokomaiko, they started destroying traders’ wares and this made the traders to run for fear of their lives.
“The hoodlums marched to the Okokomaiko Police Division and the officers there triedbto stop them but they were violent. They attacked the officers and injured some of the policemen.
“We heard gunshots and later news started flying that they killed one of the policemen. This issue has been on since morning. Parents ran to schools to take their children.
“Vehicles were not moving on this busy road because they also burnt tyres. It was terrible. It was the army that later came and restored peace.
On the alleged skirmish on Lagos Island, Mr Oti said there was no crisis between the Yoruba and the Ibo traders as being spread in the social media.
According to him, some areas boys were having misunderstanding amongst themselves and the police went there to stop them before it degenerates into full scale crisis.
“The area is calm, there is patrol everywhere. Members of the public should disregard any rumour of crisis in Lagos Island,” Mr Oti said.