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08.12.2021 news VIDEO: Lagos Police Shoot at Secondary School Students Protesting Killing of Schoolmates

Published 8th Dec, 2021

By Emmanuel Uti

On Tuesday, a heavy-duty truck ran over several students of the Ojodu Grammar School in Lagos, killing and injuring many of them.

Eyewitnesses said the truck driver drove carelessly to avoid Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) before it crushed the students on their way home in the Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos.

Following the unfortunate incident, several students of the school took to the streets, protesting the killing of their schoolmates, and in response, police officers shot tear gas cannisters into the school compound.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Police Arrest 3 Dowen College Students Over Sylvester Oromoni’s Death

In a video widely shared on Twitter, seven armed police officers were seen forcefully gaining entrance into the school compound after the shooting.

“This afternoon, a truck accidentally killed some students in the Ojodu area of Lagos. In response to the accident, some other students of the school went on a protest, and this is how men of the Nigerian Police Force responded to the protest,” Demola of Lagos, one of the Twitter users who shared the video, said.

READ ALSO: Dowen College Parents Forum Demands Sack of Entire School Staff Over Student’s Death

A woman’s voice is heard in the video cursing the brutal officers. Several other voices are also heard lamenting the uncivilised response of the officers to the incident.

Published 8th Dec, 2021

By Emmanuel Uti

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