SARS operatives shoot man accidentally during clash with hoodlums

SARS operatives shoot man during clash with hoodlums
Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Lagos Police Command on Wednesday allegedly shot a young man at Ejigbo, Lagos.
They reportedly stormed the area to arrest suspected criminals at Oboye Street.
The incident made youths in the area to occupy the street in protest.
It was gathered that the security operatives opened fire when they saw alleged members of Eiye confraternity in front of a building to obstruct the policemen from carrying out their duty.
The policemen started firing and a stray bullet hit a young man, who was later rushed to a hospital.
Doctors are battling to revive the young man.
It was gathered that after dispersing the alleged hoodlums, the policemen arrested four suspects including a woman selling local gin.
A source said: “They arrested Eiye striker and number two man, a woman that sells local gin and another man popularly called Pastor.
“After the shooting, hoodlums used the opportunity and attempted to march to the station but elders stopped them to avoid implicating innocent people.
“Initially, they thought the young man was killed but we later heard he was alive and being treated at a hospital.”
Confirming the incident, the command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said the action of the policemen was a proactive measure against criminality in the state.
He confirmed a victim was injured and recuperating at the hospital.

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