Calm Returns To Lagos Island After Hoodlums Clash

Calm Returns To Lagos Island After Hoodlums Clash

Normalcy has returned to the Idumota area of Lagos Island after a deadly clash between factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

This clash which started on Thursday and spilled over to Friday has left two people dead with several others sustaining serious injuries.Information Guide Nigeria

According to RIPPLES NIGERIA, the clash affected the commercial nerve centres of the area like Kosoko, Tom Jones, Balogun, Martins, and Oluwole, causing trading activities to end as traders and shop closed down their businesses.

RIPPLES NIGERIA reports that the rival gangs were said to have shot sporadically in different directions as they displayed assorted arms and ammunition including guns, machetes and charms.

However, the situation was later brought under control after the Lagos State Police Command drafted a team of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) to the area to restore calm.

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According to a statement posted by Rapid Response Squad (RRS), on Friday, peace had returned to the affected areas.

The statement reads: “Idunmota, Tom Jones, Martins, Oluwole and other parts of Lagos Island are calm and peaceful.”

“Commuters, traders and transporters are moving on with their normal businesses.

“Policemen from various units and divisions are on ground to prevent breakdown of law and order.”

A Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Jubril Gawat tweeted;Jamb Result

“SITUATION REPORT for Idumota Lagos Island: The @rrslagos767, @Taskforce112 and Area A Police Command are fully on ground to ensure peace in the area; Idumota, Tom Jones, Martins, Oluwole and others are calm this morning, everyone is going about their lawful duties.

“Not all shops are fully opened but security agencies on ground have assured market men and women to open their shops, they have also mounted specific positions to forestall any form of violence or hoodlums taking advantage of the situation.”

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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