One injured as policemen disperse protesting Lagos drivers

A lady simply identified as Joy was injured as operatives of the Lagos State Police Command were dispersing protesting commercial drivers in the Mangoro,  Ikeja area of Lagos State on Monday, November 13.

According to an eyewitness, Chinedu, who spoke to PUNCH Online, the lady was a  victim of circumstance as she was not one of the protesters.

Chinedu said, “The lady was waiting to board a commercial bus because buses did not operate today. Suddenly, policemen came with their vehicles and on sighting the protesters, they fired teargas everywhere. “Unfortunately for the lady, the teargas hit her face and she sustained a deep cut.”

Another eyewitness, Moyo added, “The cut was deep and she was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her family members have been contacted to come and attend to her.”

All efforts to get the reaction of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hudeyin, proved abortive as he did not respond to calls as of the time of filing this report.

Passionspur reports that commuters were stranded following the protest by Lagos commercial drivers against the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Task Force on Monday.

It was gathered that the commercial drivers embarked on the strike to protest extortion.

Our correspondent who monitored the event observed that commuters were stranded at various bus stops and motor parks.


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