Street urchins, also known as Area Boys, on Tuesday, engaged a joint security team in the Apapa area of Lagos State in a gun duel.
The joint security team is said to be made up of soldiers, policemen and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA).
According to Daily Trust, eyewitnesses said the joint security team had arrived Tin-Can’s first gate axis of the Mile 2-Apapa expressway to dislodge miscreants responsible for criminal activities in the area.
However, the hoodlums resisted the action, which led to a confrontation between the parties.
It was stated that the thugs started to pelt the security team with bottles and stones.
It was also stated that commercial motorcyclists in the area joined the hoodlums to attack the security personnel.
“To dislodge the urchins, the task team fired tear gas at the raging crowd of hoodlums.
“Commercial motorcycle riders joined to resist the move and there were sporadic gunshots,” a rider was quoted as saying.