Two Okada Riders Killed, Two Fatally Injured In Monday’s Attack on Lagos Police Station
Two Okada Riders Killed, Two Fatally Injured In Monday’s Attack on Lagos Police Station

Two Okada Riders Killed, Two Fatally Injured In Monday’s Attack on Lagos Police Station

Two Okada Riders Killed, Two Fatally Injured In Monday’s Attack on Lagos Police Station

Police have confirmed killing of two commercial motorcyclists during the attack on the Ipaja police divisional headquarters on Monday morning.

Also, two of the motorcyclists were fatally injured during the exchange of gunfire, during the attack which caused panic in the axis.

Police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin on his X post later on Monday said the motorcyclists were attempting to overrun the police station.

Hundeyin said the attack was repelled by policemen in the station who were reinforced by rapid response squad.

According to him, some of the attackers were arrested, and a locally fabricated gun was recovered from them.

He explained that the attack was carried out by the motorcyclists to protest the ongoing enforcement of the state government’s ban on commercial motorcycle operation in the state.

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The Ipaja Police Station, according to him, impounded 200 commercial motorcycles from the operators violating the ban.

Hundeyin further disclosed that officers at the division defended themselves until reinforcements from the Area Command and the Rapid Response Squad arrived.

He added, While officers and men of the division held their ground, reinforcement came from the Area Command and the Rapid Response Squad. Two of the attackers were fatally injured during the attack.

However, this did not deter the officers from accomplishing their mandate, as over two hundred motorcycles were impounded and some of the attackers arrested, with one locally made firearm retrieved.

He also emphasised that the command will not be cowed into abdicating its responsibilities of enforcement of all duly passed laws and maintenance of law and order within the society.

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