Kidnapping: Sporadic Shooting As Police Disperse ‘Area Boys’

There has been sporadic shooting at Ile-Zik bus stop, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos, following a mob action in which two alleged kidnappers were burned to death.

The two burnt victims were said to have emerged from a disused company. Residents of the area said they suspected the alleged kidnappers were either into ritual killing or dealing in human body parts.

Meanwhile, the police are shooting into the air to disperse a mammoth crowd, especially street urchins who are leading the jungle justice. gathered the street urchins were stoning the policemen, which prompted the shooting.

The crowd which initially fled due to police shooting have regrouped around Oke-Koto area and currently surging toward the policemen.

More to follow …

Report by Kelvin Ovuemerieh and Bolaji Isiaka

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