Thugs Clash Leaves Three Injured in Apapa
Commissioner of Police in charge of Port Authority (CP) Nasiru Mohammed has debunked reports of gun battle between security operatives and armed thugs in Apapa.
It was rumoured the parties engaged in gun duel when operatives when to the area to dislodge criminals hibernating there.
According to a report, the thugs who resisted arrest, suddenly attacked the operatives, throwing stones and bottles at them.
But sources said no such incident occurred around Tincan on Tuesday, noting the only recent violence recorded was on Saturday.
It was gathered that hoodlums have engaged in a free-for-all on Saturday morning that left three people injured.
The warring factions were said to have camped on opposing sides of the highway, outside the gate along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
They were said to have hauled stones and bottles at each other, forcing other road users to scamper to safety.
At least three persons were said to have sustained injuries in the clash, which was later doused by Port security who were said to have arrested some persons.
Reacting to the rumoured Tuesday’s clash, CP Mohammed said: “I cannot confirm that because we do not have such incident at Tin Can.
“For the clash that happened on Saturday, my PPRO will give you details about it.”
Police spokesman at the Sea Port, CSP Collins Dibie who called our correspondent afterwards confirmed there was a clash between hoodlums on Saturday.
“As soon as we got the information, we mobilised men to the scene and restored calm. 16 suspects were arrested and the three injured persons were among the arrested suspects.
“Those injured were immediately given medical attention. I can tell you that all the 16 suspects have been charged to court. They were charged before the Apapa Magistrate’s Court,” he said.

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