Tuesday, 28 May 2024 04:48

Okada riders attack Lagos police station, engage in gun battle

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On Monday morning, armed Okada riders attacked the Ipaja Police Station in Lagos State, resulting in a gun battle with the police officers on duty. The confrontation caused panic among local residents and prompted the reinforcement of police personnel.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the incident and stated that the situation had been brought under control.

"Officers of Ipaja Police Division have successfully repelled an early morning attack on their division by motorcycle operators. The attack came after police officers commenced the day’s enforcement of the existing ban on motorcycles in Lagos State," Hundeyin said.

"The attackers, who numbered in the hundreds, stormed the station with dangerous weapons, shooting at the officers and attempting to overrun the station. The officers held their ground until reinforcement arrived from the Area Command and the Rapid Response Squad (RRS).

"During the attack, two of the assailants were fatally injured. Despite this, the officers managed to impound over two hundred motorcycles, arrest some of the attackers, and retrieve one locally made firearm," he continued.

Hundeyin emphasized that the Lagos State Police Command remains committed to enforcing all laws and maintaining order within the society, asserting that they will not be intimidated into neglecting their duties.

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