An unidentified male passenger inside a commercial bus was on Monday hit by a stray bullet from police officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force.
Newsbreak learnt that the incident happened at Second Rainbow bus stop, on Apapa-Oshodi expressway. The victim died on the spot.
The policemen had gone to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycles (Okada) on the route, when tragedy struck.
Efforts by security operatives to impound some motorbikes were resisted by the riders, causing the policemen to fire some shots, apparently to disperse the commercial motorcyclists, who were said to be over 100.
In the process, a stray bullet hit a male passenger in his 20s, right inside a commercial bus, on the other side of the road.
Traders and road users were disorganised at the sight of the slain civilian. Many people could be seen wailing; some lashing out at Okada riders for not complying with authorities’ “simple” directive.