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Police shoot protester dead in Lagos as angry mob burns van, attacks Shoprite in Lekki

One of the protesters at the Circle Mall, Jakande in the Lekki area of Lagos state displaying their grievances over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa has been shot dead by police operatives.

An angry mob who stormed the mall to protest the xenophobic attacks in South Africa set ablaze a police van.

In a video that has gone viral on Twitter which has been confirmed by some residents showed a body on the floor as gunshots rent the air.

Another video showed a police van burning.

According to reports, a third clip filmed by a motorist showed a man masked with a handkerchief wielding a cutlass.

“What is happening? Why are all these boys doing like this? Are they fighting the police or Shoprite?” the motorist said.

An actress, Belindah Effah, who was caught in the fracas, claimed that hoodlums had hijacked the protest.

She added that the men had been attacking motorists and called for government’s help.

“Jakande area is very unsafe right now; Area boys everywhere. Everyone ran and left their cars just now.

“As I was about to run out, the boys carrying machetes and stones told me it’s not me they are after, they are looking for South Africans to kill.

“These same boys vandalised some cars. I saw one of them stone a car and broke the windshield.

“After a while, they came to our car and asked for some money. They have blocked the Jakande Road and passengers are so afraid. Government please come to our aid,” she wrote on Twitter.

 
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