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Police arrest 20 suspects after clash with Okada riders

Following the clash between Okada riders and Police officers in Ijora, a surburb of Lagos state, operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested twenty suspects for allegedly involving with the clash.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations in the state, Bala Elkana.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that following the recent ban of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of Lagos by the State Government, riders have stormed the streets to protest the proscription/ban.

Elkana disclosed that the police received a distress call that some hoodlums armed with cutlasses, suspected to be okada riders and thugs, blocked some major roads around Ijora Oloye, Amusu, Ijora 7up, Ijora under bridge, Sifa junction and Gaskiya gangare area all within Ijora Badia Division.

The PPRO said the hoodlums caused major obstructions on the roads, burning tyres, looting and stealing from unsuspecting road users.

According to the statement, police officers from Ijora Badia, Area B Command and Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants were promptly deployed to the scenes.

The situation was brought under control and the obstructions were cleared for free flow of traffic.

According to Bala, there was no loss of life during the clash.

Bala further added that twenty suspects were arrested and will be charged to court soon.

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