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Iyana Ipaja Riot: 34 Suspects Arrested For Attacking Policemen In Lagos

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, that 86 motorcycles were also impounded at Aboru area of Iyana Ipaja.

“The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences with some police officers carried out enforcement on restrictions of motorcycles and tricycles at Aboru area.

“The riders of the impounded motorcycles and thugs in large number advanced and attacked police officers on duty at Iyana Ipana roundabout, Alaguntan junction, and Aboru junction.

“One Insp. Salifu Umar was injured by the hoodlums and was rushed to hospital where he is responding to treatment,” he said.

We also learned that one Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) vehicle and two Neighbourhood Watch patrol bicycles were burnt by the hoodlums.

“The windscreen of a police patrol vehicle was also damaged. Reinforcement was sent to the affected areas by the Command Headquarters and the situation was brought under control,” he said.

Responding to the incident, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, condemned the attack on officers carrying out their lawful duties, adding that the suspects would be charged to court.

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