Lagos - Hoodlums numbering about 50 attacked and injured some protesters on Friday at Alausa in Lagos state, Naij reports.
The protesters were said to be expressing their grievance against the mass sack of bankers in the financial sector and the ban on street trading in Lagos.
The civil societies in conjunction with the Nigerian Labour Congress were protesting in front of NECA building in Alausa Lagos when the hoodlums stormed the area brandishing weapons.
The protesters took to their heels as some were beaten with planks while some others were also stabbed with knives and bottles.
It is suspected that the hoodlums were from African Shrine owned by late Afrobeat maestro Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Police officers have been drafted to the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
- News 24