There was commotion in the Marwa axis of Lekki phase 1 on Tuesday afternoon, January, 12, as Okada (Motorcycle) riders clashed with officials of the Lagos State Environmental Task Force.
The commotion started after the Taskforce officials seized the goods of some street traders around Marwa.
The Okada riders, mainly Fulani and Hausa, became indignant that they were seizing and demolishing the businesses of their brothers and started protesting.
The Taskforce officials then seized the motorcycles belonging to the Hausa riders who then started shouting and protesting, in their native tongue.
In a matter of minutes, scores of Hausa people filled the road and started throwing stones and smashing wood on the vehicles belonging to the Taskforce officials.
The Okada riders managed to retrieve two bikes and some items that were seized by the Taskforce officials as the Taskforce officials retreated.
Policemen stationed at Maroko police station then arrived at the scene and fired gunshots into the air.
The Okada riders ran away while the Taskforce officials, now emboldened by the police presence, chased and caught some of the Okada riders.
Watch the videos below.
Okada riders and Environmental Task Force officials clash in Lekki pic.twitter.com/CPpCtGZoy2— Lifeissues11 (@AGINAS) January 12, 2021