Mr. Tajudeen Disu, the Managing Director of the Lekki Free Zone Ltd is among persons killed this morning as Ibeju-Lekki villagers and mobile police officers clashed in Okunraiye community near Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
The villagers said they were on a peaceful protest against “forceful takeover” of their land by the Lagos state government on behalf of Africa’s richest industrialist, Aliko Dangote and the Lekki Free Zone Ltd when policemen reportedly attacked them, killing two protesters instantly.
As reported by Saharareporters, the Lekki Free Zone Ltd called in anti-riot policemen of “Mopol 49” to kill the protesters because they had insisted too long ago against forceful acquisition of the community land by the Lekki Free Zone Ltd for the construction of a large petrochemical refinery owned by Mr. Dangote. The chief said the Mopol were led and supervised to the protest scene by Managing Director of the Lekki Free Zone Ltd, Mr. Disu.
The villagers said the killing resulted in a crisis. The community has been taken over by soldiers reinforced to the community as the crisis escalated.
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