Lagos: Why we opened fire on Ibeju Lekki youths – Police

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    The Lagos State Police Command has defended the use of force against youths in Ibeju Lekki.

    Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin issued a statement on Thursday.

    The spokesman explained that the Wednesday incident occurred after policemen effected an arrest.

    Hundeyin said youths in the area got wind and mobilized to rescue the individual currently in custody.

    Adding that the mob arrived late, the PPRO said on their way back, they sighted two armed personnel guarding a company.

    “The irate youths, numbering over 200, decided to descend on the policemen, pelting them with stones and destroyed a Lexus SUV within”, he said.

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