Riots in Lagos

Fighting broke out in some areas of Lagos State’s popular Lagos-Ikorodu expressway due to the scarcity of new naira notes and the hardship the policy has caused Nigerians.

On Friday morning, Nation News learned that suspected louts on the expressway in the Mile 12, Ketu, and Ojota areas attacked commuters and caused chaos.

A driver for one of the state’s cab-hailing companies, who did not want his name printed for fear of harassment, said he had to turn into one of the streets due to the chaos.

Tweeps who shared information about the ongoing fighting in the area claimed to hear gunshots.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the unrest in Lagos State’s Mile 12 area.

On Friday, he announced this through his Twitter handle.

Hundeyin responded to a tweet asking the PPRO to confirm the rumor, saying, “It is true. Our men have arrived. Reinforcement personnel has been dispatched. Keep yourself safe out there while we closely monitor and manage the situation.”

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