Lagos Boils As Thousands Protest Over Okada Ban - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, February 3, 2020

Lagos Boils As Thousands Protest Over Okada Ban

From Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The seedy Ijora Badia and its environs, including Ajegunle area boiled over on Monday as commercial Okada owners and operators took to the streets and roads in violent protest over the ban of Okada in certain areas of the Centre of Excellence by Governor Jide Sanwo - Olu - led government.

The protesters who poured into the roads around 8.15am  with rage, called on the Lagos State Government to reverse the ban order slammed on their operations  and  made bonfires with disused tyres under the Ijora bridge. 

Socioeconomic activities were disrupted.

 The protesters also clashed with the security agencies who were labouring to contain the protests from spreading to other flash points in Lagos with sporadic gunshots ringing out from different directions.

Many were said to have been injured during the clash as the protesters refused to vacate the streets. 

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