Posted on Oct 15, 2020
TWO persons were feared dead and many others injured on Wednesday as a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) ran into a crowd of protesters at Alagbado area of Lagos. Footage from a viral video posted online showed two bodies being carried away by some youths.
A volunteer medical corps was deployed, especially around Amikanle area, to care for the wounded, who were moved to the Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the silver SUV ran into the protesters in a bid to scare them off the road.
A mob descended on the SUV and a tricycle that was also involved in the accident.
Despite the heavy rains, protests again grounded Lagos, preventing those going to work or businesses from making it.
Demanding a reform of the police, the protesters, who bore placards demanding the scrapping of the newly created Special Weapons and Tactic (SWAT) unit.
They also demanded that only graduates with experience should be drafted into the team.