Gunmen yesterday killed the Managing Director of the Lekki Free Zone Ltd, Mr. Tajudeen Disu as Ibeju-Lekki
villagers and mobile police officers clashed in Okunraiye
community near Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
The killing triggered a peaceful protest by the villagers protesting the illegal takeover of their land by the Lagos state
government on behalf of Africa’s richest industrialist, Aliko
Dangote and the Lekki Free Zone Ltd.
Eyewitnesses said that the police attacked the protesting villagers killing some of them, which resulted into the crisis which claimed the life of the Lekki free trade zone boss.
Nigerian Pilot learnt that Soldiers have taken over the community to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, while addressing newsmen over the incident appealed to the villagers to allow government to carry out projects aimed at bringing development to their communities.
“I plead with everybody to remain calm as we get to the root
of this unfortunate incident. The only thing that we can appeal to the people is to allow peace to reign, in the free trade zone; that is the only way we can allow more people to be employed in this state.
Also, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said, “We have so far arrested 10 suspects and the arrest that were made are those that were directly responsible. We are still in the state of operation. More arrests will be made and we will do a very diligent investigation.”

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