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‘Why policemen shot mob member in Lagos’

The Lagos State Police Command has explained why a member of a mob that attacked its officers was shot in Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

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It was gathered that a member of a mob was hit by a bullet while allegedly attacking two policemen who arrested “their friend” in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos on Wednesday, NAN reportrs.

The state police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident on his verified Twitter handle said the police on Wednesday carried out an arrest somewhere in Ibeju Lekki and that youths in the area got wind of it and mobilised to rescue the suspect.

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Hundeyin said the youths arrived late and missed the policemen who effected the arrest.

The tweet partly reads: “On their way back, the youths sighted two armed policemen guarding a company. The irate youths, numbering over 200, decided to descend on the policemen, pelting them with stones, and in the process destroyed a Lexus SUV.

“When it became apparent that the mob was bent on lynching the policemen, the policemen justifiably used their firearms.

“One of the attackers was hit and is currently responding to treatment in a hospital. The policemen were able to protect themselves and prevent further destruction.”

The further said that normalcy had returned to the area, noting that investigation had commenced to arrest other fleeing attackers.

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