The police in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria have said “miscreants masquerading as Yoruba Nation agitators” shot two police officers during the group’s rally in Lagos.
The police also said they arrested four suspects in connection with the alleged killing of two Yoruba Nation agitators by police officers at Ojota on Monday.
There was reported violence in the Ojota area of Lagos on Monday as some Yoruba Nation agitators held a rally in the area.
However, Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police command spokesperson in a statement on Monday said four suspects have been arrested.
The spokesperson affirmed that one person has been confirmed dead, while two police officers shot by the miscreants “masquerading as Yoruba Nation agitators” are currently receiving treatment.
Benjamin said the miscreants attacked the police, adding that they fired gunshots and destroyed two vehicles in the process. He, however, added that an investigation has commenced into the violence.
He said, “In the early hours of today, miscreants masquerading as Yoruba Nation Agitators came out in their hundreds, disrupting social and commercial activities at Ojota area of the State.
“A team of police officers, comprising Alausa Division and the Raid Respond Squad (RRS) promptly stepped in to disperse the unlawful gathering and prevent a breakdown of law and order. The miscreants attacked the police, shooting, and destroyed two vehicles in the process.
“One person has been confirmed dead, while two police officers shot by the miscreants are currently receiving treatment. Four suspects have been arrested and investigations have commenced.