Police restore normalcy to Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago axis, debunk rumour of ethnic clash

The Lagos State Police Command has restored normalcy to the Iyana Iba/Alaba Rago and Ojo areas of the state where there was a disagreement between the members of the transport unions, okada units over increment in tariff.

This is contained in a statement made available by the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State governor, Gboyega Akosile.

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According to Akosile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for immediate deployment of additional police personnel to the area to maintain law and order as he also directed the Area Commander, Area E Festac, to personally be on ground to monitor the situation and invite the leaders of the affected Okada riders unit for an urgent meeting.

He said the command also debunked the rumour that the disagreement, not violence as being peddled in the social media, was between some ethnic groups.

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“Without mincing words, the incident has no ethic colouration whatsoever but a mere conflict between transport unions and their Okada units on ticketing and increment in tariff,” the command was quoted as saying.

The Command therefore enjoined members of the public, especially those around the areas, including the students of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, to go about their lawful businesses and studies respectively, as adequate deployment has been done to fortify security in the axis and by extension, in Lagos State in general.

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