No fewer than 50 Okada rider of Hausa youths stormed the LG area office of the council, located at Marine Beach, Lagos, on Thursday, 9th January 2020, to protest the seizure of their colleagues’ ‘Okadas’ by some council officials over non-payment of ‘Riders Permit’.
Integrityreporters leant that the incident happened at about 5 pm on Thursday saw the Hausa ‘Okada’ riders in large numbers, on their ‘Okadas’ bombarding the Area Office of the council, throwing bottles and forcefully opened the gate to unleash an attack on the council officials.
A source who speak anonymously on the incident while they were trying to force the gate open, the council officials who sense danger took to their heels and escaped through the fence.
Immediately they force themselves inside the compound which also houses a primary school building, the angry Hausa ‘Okada riders’ vandalized properties worth millions of naira, took away the seized ‘Okadas’, carted away some sewing machines used for vocational training and set the office ablaze.
It was quick intervention of the members of the Federal Fire Service that put out the fire. prevented the fire from escalating and wrecking more havoc.