Two shot as Keke, Okada riders clash with police in Lagos

Two shot as Keke, Okada riders clash with police in Lagos

Two persons have been reportedly hit by bullets following a violent clash between security agents and suspected riders of motorcycles and tricycles in the Ijora area of Lagos State on Monday.

The ‘Keke and Okada’ riders were said to be protesting their ban by the state government, which took effect from Saturday, February 1.

It was gathered that the clash occurred when some police officers attempted to disrupt the demonstration embarked upon by the angry protesters.

One of the protesters shot by the police
One of the protesters shot by the police

The riders, who commenced the protest around 8:21am had blocked the Ijora Oloye Road with burning tyres.

Recall that the Lagos State Government had earlier banned the activities of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in 15 local government areas of the state.

The ban also included motorcycle hailing services such as Opay, Gokada, Max among others.

The affected Local Governments and Local Council Development Centres are: Apapa, Apapa Iganmu, Lagos Mainland, Yaba, Surulere, Itire Ikate, Coker Aguda, Eti-Osa, Lagos Island, Ikeja, Onigbongo, Ojodu, Ikoyi-Obalende, Iru Ikoyi-Obalande and Lagos Island East.

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