Pandemonium broke out on Sunday morning as hoodlums clashed with the #EndSARS protesters again at Ogolonto roundabout, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
While the clash lasted, the hoodlums, involving the Ogolonto Boys and Idiroko Boys, reportedly used cutlasses, axes, stones, and bottles to engage themselves in a fight as they dispersed the youth protesting against police brutality.
Our correspondent further gathered that the hoodlums took advantage of the clash to rob unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.
At the point of filing this report, stranded passengers had to stay in people’s houses, shops, and commercial centres to escape being attacked.
When reached out to, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “The problem is not group versus group, protesters were there yesterday (Saturday), they barricaded the road, the tension was high and there was no movement.
“According to our investigation, around 6.30 pm yesterday (Saturday), they started fighting, breaking vehicle windscreens, burgling shops at Ogolonto and they left.
“When they started coming this morning for the protest at Ogolonto, those whose property were damaged yesterday (Saturday) defended their property and insisted that there will be no protest. So, it became confrontational and that is what led to the issue this morning.
“We cannot separate those fighting from the protesters because the protesters are many and everybody is now a protester; and the protest has been hijacked.
“The Area Commander is there with some Divisional Police Officers and they are trying to persuade them.”