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Pregnant woman, others injured as protest turned violent in Ikorodu

Many persons who trooped out to join in the ongoing #EndSARS protest on Saturday were said to have sustained severe injuries at Ikorodu area of…

Many persons who trooped out to join in the ongoing #EndSARS protest on Saturday were said to have sustained severe injuries at Ikorodu area of Lagos.

It was learnt that one of those who sustained severe machete cuts was a pregnant woman who had gone to buy food items at Ketu market.

Those who witnessed the incident said the woman was caught in a violent clash between thugs and protesters at Agric bus stop, on the Ikorodu expressway.

Witnesses also alleged that the fracas was between two rival secret cults, Eiye and Aiye Confraternity, who had joined in the protest, which had hitherto been peaceful.

Lagos State police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued on Sunday, said the attacks on innocent passers-by and residents of Ogolonto Area in Ikorodu, were caused by violent protesters who threw caution into the wind and suddenly became violent.

Adejobi 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.

He said the protesters who converged on Sunday at about 6 am, were resisted by the residents and victims of the Saturday attacks.

 

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