Wednesday , 20 October 2021

BREAKING: Lagos protester shot dead as mob burns van over xenophobic attacks

Police operatives have shot dead a protester at the Circle Mall, Jakande in the Lekki area of Lagos State over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

A police van was set ablaze by an angry mob that had stormed the mall.

A video posted on Twitter and confirmed by some residents showed a body on the floor as gunshots rent the air.

Another video showed a police van burning.

A third clip filmed by a motorist showed a man masked with a handkerchief wielding a cutlass.

“What is happening? Why are all these boys doing like this? Are they fighting the police or Shoprite?” the motorist said.

An actress, Belindah Effah, who was caught in the fracas, claimed that hoodlums had hijacked the protest.

She added that the men had been attacking motorists and called for government’s help.

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