Commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada riders and police operatives are reportedly clashing in the Ogba area of Lagos state, halting all commercial activities in the community.
According to multiple reports on social media, the pandemonium began as a result of the alleged shooting of an okada rider.
During the commotion, gunshots were said to have enclosed the air around Area G Command and Ogba bus stop end of Micheal Ogunnusi road, forcing several commuters and traders to abandon their wares for safety.
According to reports, a policeman allegedly killed one Okada rider and wounded the other yesterday night.
In retaliation, other commercial motorcyclists stormed the police station and were about setting the station ablaze before they were repelled, resulting in gunshots.
Routes leading to the popular Excellence Hotel roundabout, Ogba Market and WAEC office have been blocked with vans of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit of the police.
…More details later
UPDATE: The policemen at Ogba (Area G) keeps oppressing the bike men, they killed 2 yesterday night, still came back this morning to continue the oppression.
Everyone should stay safe around that region. pic.twitter.com/ABd85LHkKm
— Weird & Brave (@olucole) May 7, 2021
— Abdulroheem (@Abdulro56394369) May 7, 2021