Police stray bullet kills sales lady as security agencies engage participants of ‘Yoruba nation’ rally in Lagos.


In a bid to disperse agitators of the Yoruba nation, a stray bullet from the police has left a sales lady dead at the Ojota area of Lagos state.

The Yoruba nation agitators had besieged Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota on Saturday amid tight security.

They arrived at the venue while Hakeem Odumosu, commissioner of police, was addressing journalists.

The police also unleashed water cannon on the protesters and arrested a number of the agitators.

After the encounter, a sales lady identified as Jumoke, was found in a pool of blood.

Residents allege that the lady, who sells yoghurt drinks, was killed by a stray bullet from the police gunshots.

She was said to have died after police fired at a protester who was chased into a neighborhood near Total petrol station opposite the protest venue.

Officers of the state police command have taken the body to an unknown location.

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