Crisis In Mile 2 As Lagos State Task Force, Commuters Clash, Two Persons Killed

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There was confusion in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday as residents barricaded the road, distorting the free flow of traffic.

It was learnt that at least two persons were killed following a clash between the Lagos State Task Force, tanker drivers and touts in the state.

According to an 18-second video which surfaced on X (formerly Twitter) and shared by @Gidi_Traffic, the Mile 2 was blocked with residents burning tyres on the road. Also, a voice was heard in the video advising commuters to avoid the area.

Reacting to the video going viral, the Spokesperson of the Nigerian Police, Lagos State Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, said a patrol team of the Command was currently at the scene to restore normalcy.

“That claim cannot be confirmed yet. Information is still sketchy. However, I can confirm that police patrol teams have arrived at the scene, obstacles are being cleared and free flow of traffic picking up again. Further updates to follow,” he said.

“Mile 2 is on fire, both the task force, tanker drivers, and touts are fighting seriously. I don’t know what caused the fight but I am just hiding at Fagbems Filling station at Mile 2 and watching.

“I am going to work but I am stranded as they barricade the whole of Mile 2 that nobody will pass”, a resident was also quoted as saying.

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