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Lagos riot: Resident pleads adequate security to bury dead

05 March 2016, 11:05

Lagos - A resident of Agiliti Street in Mile 12, near Lagos, Danjuma Jubril, on Friday pleaded with the police authorities to provide adequate security for the burial of people killed in the bloody clash in the area on Thursday.

Jubril disclosed that the tense security in the area was not conducive for proper interment of the dead.

''Some of the corpses are inside Agiliti River. We cannot bury or retrieve the bodies in the river because of the security situation.

''The burial ground we use is at Agiliti. We have sent message to the DPO in charge of this area that we need police escort to bury them.''

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Jubril, who said he was born at Mile 12 more than 30 years ago, blamed the deadly clash on hoodlums extorting money from commercial motorcyclists and trucks carrying food items.

He advised that armed security men should be stationed permanently in the area in view of the incessant clashes.

''Security agents did not respond quickly when we called them. If they had responded immediately, the crisis would have been contained in time,” Jubril said.

A detachment of armed policemen, soldiers and civil defence corps had been patrolling the areas, where ethnic Yoruba and Hausa-Fulani people engaged in hand-to-hand clashes resulting to many deaths.



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