October 21, 2018

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Task force van kills three in Lagos market (Guardian)

Task force van kills three in Lagos market (Guardian)

For more than an hour, there were tense scenes in Mushin area of Lagos State after motorcycle riders clashed with the Lagos State Environmental Task Force, which left three people dead.

The deceased were identified as one Medinat, an apprentice hairdresser, and an elderly woman, who was passing by. Three others, including a trader, also sustained injuries.

Scene of the incident was the popular Ojuwoye Market, on Agege Motor Road, Mushin, which had come alive after 10:00a.m. due to the weekly sanitation by the traders, which is done every Thursday. Rather than the usual scene of people milling around the market, it was a no-go area as policemen, task force officials and men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authorities (LASEMA) took over. Those who dared to pass through the troubled spot had to lift their two hands above their heads. Read more

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