by Chinwe Okafor
News went viral of confusion in Oshodi, Lagos on Thursday and it has been revealed that two factions of hoodlums engaged one another in a supremacy battle.
The clash which began at 4:30pm in the evening had the hoodlums shooting into the air during the clash and lasted for several minutes, sending shop owners in the area and passersby scampering for safety.
According to reports, the cause of the fight was the fees collected at the parks from commercial drivers and arguments over the fees led to the clash among the hoodlums.
Policemen came to salvage the moment when they arrived the area and shot teargas canisters into the air to disperse the rampaging hoodlums. But that didn’t stop the fight.
The hoodlums instead faced the Police and started exchanging fire.
According to reports via eyewitnesses, “They refused to disperse. My eyes almost popped out as a result of the teargas. Most motorists and pedestrians deserted the area during the unrest as the gunshots continued.”
New reports say that normalcy has been restored in the area by the police, confirmed by The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu.