Fear grips residents of Ajah area of Lagos State as police operatives and hoodlums clashed on Sunday, November 15, 2020.
As we speak,there is unrest going on at General Paint after Abraham Adesanya after a team of police operatives raided the area in the morning.
It is noted that the crisis began when a team of soldiers and police operatives deployed to the area to quell the recent insecurity around the area, went into a community of shanties where hoodlums and gang members mostly reside, around general paint, and in an effort to chase them out, burnt down some of the shanties which led to an exchange of gunfire between the operatives and hoodlums.
After the team left, the hoodlums hit the road in protest, robbing commuters and attacking cars around the area which caused a lot of damage, and caused a team of army personnel to be deployed to contain the situation. As at 3:30 PM, the fire was still burning the shanties and residents and passersby have been encouraged to be vigilant while passing the area.
Ccontrary to claims on social media, the Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Adejobi Olumuyiwa said that there was no crisis in Ajah.
Adejobi Olumuyiwa tweeted:
No crisis in Ajah as speculated on the social media. The police moved into Ajah area today to raid some identified black spots. Some suspects have been arrested with incriminating and stolen items. Residents are urged to be calm.
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