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Lagos: 34 Nabbed As Okada Ban Riot Claim LASTMA Vehicle, NW Cycles.

The unrest which broke out Wednesday during a confrontation with the police by suspected commercial motorcycle operators and Policemen in Ipaja Area of Lagos led to the burning of a LASTMA vehicle and Two Neighbourhood watch Patrol bicycles.

Polices Sources informed that Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences and some teams of Police Officers carried out enforcement on restrictions of Motorcycles and Tricycles at Aboru area, where 86 Motorcycles were impounded.

The riders of the impounded Motorcycles and thugs in large number advanced to Iyana – Ipaja and attacked Police Officers on duty at Iyana Ipaja roundabout, Alaguntan junction and Aboru junction.

One Inspector Salifu Umar was injured by the hoodlums but no life was lost in the attack. The injured Inspector was rushed to hospital and he is responding to treatment.

One LASTMA vehicle and two Neighbourhood Watch patrol bicycles were burnt by the hoodlums. The windscreen of Police patrol vehicle was also damaged. Reinforcement was sent to the affected areas by the Command Headquarters and the situation was brought under control.

According to Police Spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, thirty four suspects were arrested in connection with the violent attacks.

He said the Commissioner of Police has condemned the attack on Police Officers carrying out their lawful duties and vow that the perpetrators of such dastardly acts will face the full weight of the law.

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