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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NLC Strike: Hoodlums unleash terror on commuters in Fadeyi area of Lagos

Hoodlums have reportedly taken advantage of the confusion surrounding a proposed labour strike to unleash violence on Lagos residents.

Suspected hoodlums, Wednesday morning, created a blockade at the Fadeyi axis of the popular Ikorodu expressway.
It is not clear if the blockade was initially created by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which says it would embark on an indefinite strike over the federal government’s decision to increase the pump price of petrol from N86.50 to N145.
Those going to work, Wednesday, said hoodlums were hurling stones and other dangerous objects at vehicles.
They were smashing windscreens thereby forcing buses, cars, and other vehicles to turn back away the axis.
They also were not sparing BRT buses. Twitter @eBubaY said almost got hurt trying to  jump off a BRT bus.
Rioters also burned tires on the expressway. The violence, witnesses says, stretched to Onipanu area of the expressway.
Banks have opened for business in the area. They were forced to shut their doors to avoid being robbed by susected hoodlums.

Images from the scene looks like those from a war zone. The images also show that security personnel have taken control of Fadeyi to shut the violence down.
Police have also arrived the area to dispel rioters.
It’s not clear if NLC is part of this. Unconfirmed reports say the NLC are staging a protest at Jibowu near Yaba area of Lagos State.

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