3 Killed and many injured as protesters battle with police over okada ban in Lagos State

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Three persons were feared killed while many sustained various degrees of injuries when suspected commercial motorcycle operators and those belonging to tricycles association took to the streets on Monday morning to protest the ban on their activities in so parts of Lagos state.

Following the arrest and the subsequent seizure, members of the okada and Keke and different transport associations, and urchins took to the streets of the state to protest the move. The protesters set fire on unused tyres at Ijora Olapa and Ijora 7up area blocking motorist access to the roads.

The protest caused palpable tension at Ijora, a suburb of Lagos as policemen and motorcyclists battle themselves. An eyewitness said three persons were feared dead and that vehicles and property were being torched.

Breaking News: serious fight and shooting at ijora olopa… Police exchanging bullet with okada and keke riders. @jidesanwoolu LUNKHEADED GOVT RULING US!#OkadaBan pic.twitter.com/GA5at3Vnej

— TheRealBeliever🇳🇬🔱 (@Believer01234) February 3, 2020

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