Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Normalcy returns to Lagos area after fracas

19 May 2015, 15:29

Lagos - The Police in Lagos say it has successfully restored normalcy to the NNPC area of Ejigbo, a suburb where fracas erupted in the early hours of Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fracas was said to have resulted from an increase in the fees the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) charged commercial motorcyclists.

An attempt by of the commercial motorcyclists otherwise called "Okada" was resisted by the rider which led to his being beaten up by the members of the union.

Also read: Cult clash claims three lives in Lagos

In reaction, the Okada riders were said to have mobilised and fought back which led to a full blown fight that saw shops touched.

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, told NAN that the police was on top of the situation and had brought it under control.

"There was a fracas between motorcycle riders and their unions over increased tariff.

"This further escalated to some kiosks along the road being destroyed.

"Some motorcycles and tricycles were burnt but no life was lost,’’ he said.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...