Policeman killed as police, Okada riders clash in Ajao Estate

Okada riders went on rampage on Thursday evening around Ajao Estate on Airport Road in Lagos, shooting a policeman dead and injuring others.

The okada riders also vandalised a police van in the area in the mayhem that ensued.

In the process, the motorcycle riders mobilised members inside Ajao Estate to begin massive onslaught against the police.

The okada riders reportedly disarmed a Superintendent of Police and shot him dead with his gun.

The police officer was shot in the head and he died immediately.

It was gathered that the cops had succeeded in seizing some of the bikes for allegedly flouting the State Traffic Law when the aggrieved motorcyclists mobilised and attacked them.

Sources said motorcyclists operating inside and around Ajao Estate were mostly northerners from Nassarawa State.

It was learnt that the irate okada riders also attacked a nearby police station and shot three policemen.

A resident of Ajao Estate said that a policeman was killed in the milieu that ensued and that there is fear and apprehension in the area.

Unconfirmed source said the police officer killed was Kazeem Abonde former DPO, Ajangbadi.

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