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Regional News of Saturday, 11 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Lagos okada ban: Hoodlums, riders attack policemen over arrests

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The Lagos State Police Command is continuing the enforcement of the ban on commercial motorcycles.

The Lagos government prohibited okada operations on highways and in six local government areas.

The affected LGAs are Apapa, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Surulere, and Lagos Mainland.

On Saturday, Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin narrated how policemen were, Friday night, attacked in Ikorodu.

The spokesman said the personnel were fought by hoodlums and riders who tried to stop them.

Hundeyin noted that the raid was carried out after numerous reports about motorcyclists operating at night.

“We reviewed our strategy and stormed Ikorodu last night (existing ban on all highways).

“The riders and hoodlums attacked the Police. We activated our standby backup. 50 arrested, 14 motorcycles impounded.”

The PRO further disclosed that the next action would be the crushing of the seized bikes.

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