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Okada riders protest in Lagos over seizure of their motorcycles

Chaos has erupted at Iyana-Iba axis of Lagos State, close to the Lagos State University (LASU) main gate.

Hundreds of commercial motorcycle riders, otherwise called Okada have barricaded the road leading from Lagos State University (LASU) main gate to Badagry to protest against the alleged seizure of their motorcycles.

According to Sun, the riders made several bonfires along the expressway.

The protesters are lamenting harassment they suffer at the hands of men of the state task force.

At the moment, the human and vehicular movement has been disrupted, while motorists are making a u-turn.

Just yesterday, there were protests in Wuse Market and Berger area of the FCT.

The protesters said a taxi driver was killed by a task force in the market.

Alechenu John, one of the protesting drivers, said the victim was shot by a soldier attached to the Directorate of Road Transport Services (VIO).

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