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Buhari-Atiku: One Shot Dead, Police Officer Attacked In Lagos

Buhari Atiku: One Shot Dead, Police Officer Attacked In Lagos. PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard
Buhari Atiku: One Shot Dead, Police Officer Attacked In Lagos. PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard

Unknown gunman on Wednesday shot into a crowd celebrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in Sabo, Yaba, killing one person, while a policeman was seriously injured by some protesting youth in Okokomaiko, Lagos.

Concise News reports that the gunman opened fire on the Jubilant crowd at Iwaya area, killing one person on the spot.

Lagos Police Spokesperson, Chike Oti, who confirmed the incidents, told NAN that the police officer was attacked by some protesting youths on the ever busy Lagos–Badagry expressway.

Oti said policemen led Sunday Oyekanmi, a superintendent of police, to appeal to the youth causing heavy traffic on the highway.

He said 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 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,”he said.

“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Zubairu Muazu, has warned that the command will not tolerate any attack of his men who are working to protect lives and property in Lagos.”

Oti said the 37 youths arrested for allegedly attacking the policemen at Okokomaiko 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.

On the alleged skirmish on Lagos Island, Oti said there were no crisis between the Yoruba and the Igbo traders as being spread in the social media.

“The area is calm, there is patrol everywhere. Members of the public should disregard any rumour of crisis in Lagos Island,” Oti submitted.

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