According to Daily Post, some Lagos youths on Monday commenced violent protests over the COVID-19 lockdown in the Eleko community of Ibeju Lekki local government area.
The protesters were said to have engaged in a faceoff with security agents in the area in which at least five police officers were injured, Premium Times reports.
It was gathered that the youths mounted roadblocks with bonfires at different locations on the road leading to some companies, including the Dangote refinery in the area.
They accused the security officials enforcing the lockdown of being biased, saying expatriates were allowed to go to their places of work while residents were forced to stay in their houses.
According to more online reports, the state police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, confirmed the development in an interview. He said the situation has been brought under control as protesters have been arrested, following police reinforcement.
Ibejulekki is on fire as the youth took to street to protest against Dangote workers. The main reason is not far fetched as other citizens are enforced to stay at home and dangote trucks and workers are allowed to work and function during this pandemic. #prayforsafety pic.twitter.com/cPFQH1nj9o
— AGBAJE ELENIYAN (@EleniyanAgbaje) April 27, 2020
LAGOS LOCKDOWN…….Protest Is Ongoing At Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State.
— Esho David Temitope (@Akuremi) April 27, 2020
— Adekwagh james (@Ruffenz19) April 27, 2020
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