The agitation by Okada riders towards the seizure of their bikes by the Lagos State Activity Power is lingering.
The uproar comes three weeks after Lagos witnessed large-scale turmoil after the Finish SARS protest went awry.
The demonstration began on Tuesday on the Second Rainbow space on Apapa-Oshodi expressway.
The operators set hearth to things as they accused authorities of high-handedness. Hoodlums joined them to assault Activity Power officers.
DAILY POST had reported that the protest was spreading to different areas in Nigeria’s industrial metropolis.
The chaos has now entered the second day. There’s civil dysfunction at Ikeja alongside.
Fears that it might lengthen has triggered panic within the state authorities, safety businesses and amongst residents.
The police are scrambling to place the state of affairs below management. It isn’t but clear if the army could be known as in however human and vehicular motion have been halted.
Adebayo Taofiq, Head of the Activity Power Public Affairs Unit, had defined that they obtained a number of complaints about Okada operators utilizing their bikes to rob.
He mentioned the unrest began after operatives went out for enforcement.
“They broken past restore 2 of our autos with one in all our vehicles. A paramilitary officer hooked up to the company (Ganiyu Mustspha) was wounded with damaged bottles and cutlass as a result of he mistakenly bumped into the mob.”
The spokesman complained that because the Finish SARS protest, motorists together with Okada riders function with impunity and trigger visitors gridlock.
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