Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Two feared dead as cyclists clash with thugs in Lagos


Two persons were yesterday feared killed and several others injured after a clash between commercial motorcyclists and tax collectors.

The Nation

Vehicles and other properties were said to have been damaged in the violence that lasted several hours and saw the factions setting bonfires, shooting bottles across the roads.

The Nation gathered that trouble started this morning following the increased in levies charged the cyclists by union tax collectors.

Already, the motorcyclists were said to have been uncomfortable by what they termed illegal daily taxation from area boys, security operatives inspite of increase in price of petrol and other expenses they incur.

Monday’s attack was said to have grounded human and vehicular movements from Iyaba Iba up to Alaba Rago and Barracks on one end, while the crisis also extended beyond Okokomaiko on the other side.

Residents who were going about their daily businesses were caught up in the exchange of bottles, gunshots and other violent tactics by the warning factions with some returning to their homes for fear of being injured.

It was gathered that the violence almost degenerated into an ethnic clash but for the intervention of security operatives quelled the unrest.

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