Yoruba Nation Agitators Shoot Two Police Officer To Death in Lagos, Eye9ja understands.
Eye9ja garnered that the police command confirmed the death of the officers who were shot by the Yoruba nation agitators in the Ojota area of the state during a rally on Monday.
Recall that a rally organised by Yoruba nation agitators at the Gani Fawehinmi park in Ojota turned violent.
It was gathered that the rally was to demand what they described as a “separate nation for the Yoruba people of Nigeria”.
But police dispersed members of the movement with teargas canisters after which the rally became violent.
Speaking after the incident, Banji Akintoye, one of the leaders of Ilana Omo Oodua, alleged that police officers killed two agitators during the “peaceful” rally.
‘TWO POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVING TREATMENT’
Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, in a statement, said the two officers injured are receiving treatment.
Hundeyin accused the agitators of disrupting social and commercial activities in the Ojota area under the pretext of the rally.
“A team of police officers, comprising Alausa Division and the Raid Respond Squad (RRS) promptly stepped in to disperse the unlawful gathering and prevent a breakdown of law and order,” the Lagos police spokesperson said.
“The miscreants attacked the police, shooting, and destroyed two vehicles in the process. One person has been confirmed dead, while two police officers shot by the miscreants are currently receiving treatment.
“Four suspects have been arrested and investigations have commenced. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored to the area. Lagosians are urged to go about their lawful businesses as measures have been put in place to prevent further breakdown of law and order; and keen monitoring of the situation continues.”