OMG: Four Feared Dead As Police, Task Force Storm A Church In Ebute Metta Over Land Dispute - 3 years ago

Four persons were feared dead yesterday when the Lagos State Task Force on Land Grabbers led by the police stormed Act of Apostle Church in Makoko, Ebute Metta Yaba over the land dispute. According to the Nation news, they allegedly broke down the fence of the church and set it’s hall ablaze. They were said to have shot sporadically, leaving many injured. Four of the injured were said to have died at press time. Some residents blamed the task force, the hoodlums and the police for all the damage. Mr Kolawole Iwalokun who got shot during the fight later died where he was receiving treatment and his body was brought back to the church. Four feared dead as police, task force storm a church in Ebute Metta over the land dispute Narrating what happened, an Executive in the church, Bamidele Ogunmayi, said a land issue led to the crisis. “The police have done badly, they have supported area boys, killed four of our people, about 20 of our youths are injured with gunshots, and they are receiving treatment. They have burnt our church, broken our fence. We do not know the interest of the police in land matters. They have impinged on our fundamental right; they also arrested some of our youths. “The police were about 50, the land grabbers and hoodlums were about 30 and were in the task force uniform. The police broke our fence, when the youths wanted to ask them what the matter was, they started shooting. We want justice against the people that violated our human right,” Ogunmayi said.

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