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Pandemonium in Festac as Civil Defence officials kill two petrol hawkers

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By Okolie Ifeanyi

Festac Town, in Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State, was yesterday thrown into chaos, as men of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), opened fire on some youths hawking fuel, killing two, while several others sustained severe injuries.

Vanguard gathered that the incident which occurred around 1:pm on 21 Road, close to a popular filling station, was caused by an attempts by the NSCDC men to arrest and seize jerry-cans with petrol from the hawkers.

An eyewitness , Jacob, told Vanguard that he narrowly escaped when the NSCDC men started shooting, explaining that they were overzealous. According to him “ I am a resident of FESTAC, and I live very close to the this place.

While reacting to the report the spokesperson at the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Dolapo Badmus, in a text message confirmed that one person was killed and she added that the situation has been brought under control and investigation into the incident has commenced.

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