Several persons have been reportedly injured on Sunday as the ongoing #ENDSARS protest turns violent in Ikorodu. It was reported that commercial and vehicular activities were also put on hold.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that several hoodlums in the Ikorodu area attacked passersby with sharp objects, vandalised public properties, shops and places of business.
The violence that ensued therefore caused a heavy traffic with people unable to reach their destinations.
According to an eye witness, Mr. Ebadan Clifford, he paid N2,000 from Ogolonto, a popular area in Ikorodu, to Ibeshe on a commercial motorcycle when he could no longer bear the traffic.
It was learnt that the protest was hijacked by a group of Okada riders from Majidun led by their chairman who is yet to be identified, according to another eye witness. Everything turned rowdy as it degenerated into crises and gradually got extended to Idi-Iroko area of Ikorodu.
The eye witness also revealed that there was no presence of security operatives when the incident happened.
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said there was no casualty.
In his own words, he said, “The protesters, who had barricaded the Ikorodu Expressway at Ogolonto end, as a result of the ongoing #Endsars# protest, started looting shops, attacking motorists, breaking vehicles’ wind screens, side mirrors, snatching bags and phones from passers-by, throwing and breaking bottles, brandishing cutlasses and other offensive weapons at about 6.30pm of Saturday, before they eventually dispersed.”
“At about 6am on Sunday, the residents and victims of the Saturday attacks resisted the moves of the same violent protesters to gather and foment troubles again. Incidentally, the situation became rowdy, but the Area Commander Area N, Ijede, ACP James Usen, has raced to the area to restore normalcy.”