Anarchy broke at Obalende area of Lagos this morning around 8 am, moments after gunshots were heard by residents and commuters, following a violent clash between rival groups of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.
One Twitter user @DE_COMMUNICATOR shared a video from the chaos which showed people fleeing the area.
“Avoid Obalende right now. Thugs are heavily armed with guns shooting here and there,” he captioned the video.
Another user @AbassOyeyemi said, “Insecurity in Lagos has skyrocketed. Especially on the Island. Crazy shooting by NURTW guys going on at Obalende. This is just after about four days of shootings at Adeniji Adele. Thank God for life.”
The Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force which responded to the video, said, “DPOs and other policemen are on ground addressing the situation. Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”
Avoid Obalende right now. Thugs are heavily armed with guns shooting here and there.. RT pls 🙏
Obalende right now pic.twitter.com/elaTLwM4Ec
— Communicator (@DE_COMMUNICATOR) February 11, 2021
Stay tuned as more updates regarding the situation unfolds