Thursday, March 3, 2016

Riot in Mile 12 Lagos, 6 killed, shooting still ongoing

Emerging reports suggest that there is an going riot in Mile 12. The Punch reports that hoodlums are currently vandalising vehicles.
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An unconfirmed source has disclosed that a school in the area has been razed. The source further informs that about 6 people have been killed while some policemen have been injured in the row.

There are speculation that an ethnic clash might be the cause of the fracas. As of the time of filing this report, a heavy gun-battle was still underway, even as security operatives make some arrests.

Meanwhile, Dedeigbo Ayodeji, a correspondent has disclosed that the chaos in Mile 12 has affected transportation and movement in Ketu and Ikorodu, as people are running towards areas around Mile 12.

A brief protest was held at the BRT main terminal in Ikorodu, as passengers claimed that the bus attendants kept selling tickets even though they knew there was no headway through the Mile 12. Many people are stranded reports Ayodeji whose bus had to make a quick turn when it approached Mile 12.

Ayodeji further reports that business activities are grounded within the Agboyi-Ketu local government area, even as people are in a frenzy seeking to go as far away as they can from the unrest.
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Efforts to reach the manager of the BRT terminal in Ikorodu have proved abortive however, some other junior staff who are unauthorized to speak on the issue, tried to pacify the protesting passengers, saying that their requests will be met shortly.

Some other sources who spoke to on phone stressed that there was no clue as to when they are likely to live the terminal as the bus drivers have been ordered to remain put, till there is confirmation that the storm in Mile 12 has been quelled.

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