Two persons have reportedly died today after been gunned down by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Lagos.
The deceased are said to be among protesters in Orile area of the state demanding the reform of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
After they were confirmed dead, hoodlums went on rampage, setting ablaze the police station from where armed officers opened fire on them.
“The burnt Station is in Apapa Iganmu but serviced both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda,” Punch Newspapers quoted Ayo Micheal, the spokesperson of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Government Area, who narrated what transpired, as saying.
“What happened is that some boys came out this morning. They assembled themselves at Orile Junction. They were about marching down to Apapa. Just like yesterday that they started at Apapa Airport. They were on their way to Apapa, I learnt they passed through the police station and protested there.
“As they were protesting, police officers attempted to disperse them. They resisted the police. Before you know it, two boys were shot in the shoulder and chest.
“The two of them have died, according to reports that I got,” he added.