Ijora Olopa on Fire as Police and Okada Riders Allegedly Clash

Following the ban on Okada and tricycle from plying some Lagos roads, affected riders are allegedly currently clashing with men of Nigerian police in the Ijora Olopa area of the state. 3">

CityNews can report that pandemonium broke out in the early hours of Monday, as the Okada and Keke NAPEP riders trooped out in protest against the government policy banning their operation in some parts of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the clash occurred when the police officers attempted to stop the protest embarked upon by the riders. During the protest, which started around 08.21 am, the protesters blocked the road, burning tyres.

Before the Monday protest, thousands of motorcycle riders working for Gokada and Max had on Friday protested at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The riders, who carried placards with different inscriptions, demanded the suspension of the planned ban on motorcycle and tricycle riders in 15 local council areas of the state.

The riders lamented that the ban would not only take their means of livelihood but also render them jobless.

Meanwhile, commuters have lamented that they were stranded at Bus Stops, had to trek long distances and pay higher transportation fares to their destinations since the ban commenced.

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