Police and Okada riders are currently in a gun battle at Ijora Olopa axis of Lagos state.
This comes after Lagos state government placed a ban on motorcycles popularly (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) riders in the state. The ban which was made effective Feb 1, 2020 has left many Lagos commuters stranded.
According to Tribune, the riders came out en masse to protest the ban. In a bid to douse the rising tension, the police clashed with the angry riders who took advantage of the opportunity to vent out their frustration on the law enforcement agents.
The road exiting Apapa towards Nigerian Breweries is chaotic with tyres burning and commuters scampering to safety.
Road users are advised to avoid the route till calm is restored.