Unknown gunman yesterday reportedly shot into a crowd celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in Sabo area 0f Yaba, killing one person, while a police officer was seriously injured by some protesting youths in Okokomaiko area both in Lagos.
The unidentified gunman opened fire on the celebrating crowd at Iwaya, killing one person on the spot.
Lagos police Spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incidents to newsmen. He that another police officer was also attacked by some protesting youths on the Lagos–Badagry expressway.
Oti said that policemen, led by the DCO, SP Sunday Oyekanmi, were appealing to the youths as they were causing heavy traffic on the high way.
He said that while the policemen were appealing to the youths to leave the road, the youths attacked them with machetes and sticks during which the DCO was seriously injured and he collapsed.
“Many thought the DCO was dead, but the DPO of the station took him to the hospital where he was revived. He is responding to treatment now. He is not dead. The area is calm now.
“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Zubairu Muazu, has warned that the command will not tolerate any attack on his men who are working to protect lives and property in Lagos,’’
The police spokesman CSP Chike Oti also said 37 youths arrested for allegedly attacking the policemen at Okokomako were taken to the State CID, Panti, for investigation, while detectives were on the trail of the suspect who shot dead one person in Yaba.
alleged skirmish on Lagos Island, Oti said there was no crisis between Yoruba
and Igbo traders as being spread on the social media.
According to him, some areas boys were having misunderstanding among themselves and the police went there to stop them before it degenerates into a full-scale crisis.
“The area is calm, there is patrol everywhere. Members of the public should disregard any rumor of crisis in Lagos Island,”