Not Again! Police kill 3 on ikorodu road

Lagos state commissioner of police, Umar Manko
Lagos state commissioner of police, Umar Manko

Three young men are feared to have been shot dead by policemen from the Ajegunle Police Station and this has caused pandemonium at thomas bus-stop, Ajegunle on Ikorodu road. It was learnt that the men were among some residents of the area, who were protesting against the killing of two young men in the same area by policemen on Friday.

Policemen were said to have pursued four men, who jumped into
the lagoon, but policemen reportedly opened fire on them, killing
two instantly. Two lucky ones managed to escape.
The security operatives alleged that the men, who were bus
drivers, were in possession of, smoking or selling marijuana
(Indian Hemp).

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On Saturday, some aggrieved young men in the area, however,
began a protest against the killing, while some policemen
reportedly opened live bullet on them killing three youths
The booming of guns could still be heard as of the time of filing this
report while the two lanes of the expressway have been blocked to
both human and vehicular traffic.

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A source said that the casualty figure could still
be higher as the policemen continued their manhunt for some
suspected hoodlums.
The Mile 12-Ikorodu area had recently become a theartre of war
between two cult groups, resulting in the death of some residents
while several vehicles and personal belongings of the beleaguered
residents had been destroyed.

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