14-year-old Trader Killed as Police Shoot Live Bullets at Yoruba Nation Agitators in Lagos


By Henry Iheanacho

A street trader was on Saturday killed by stray bullet at the Yoruba Nation rally which held in the Ojota area of Lagos state.

The protest, which started with singing and chanting, got rowdy as security operatives fired live rounds to disperse crowds, killing the young girl and wounding several people.


A picture of the trader who appeared to be in her trading shop when she was fatally hit has been circulating on social media.

The Punch reports that she was only 14-year-old. The lifeless body of the girl was crowded by sympathisers at the scene.

A resident who pleaded anonymity told The Nation, when the protest went rowdy, the girl was about to open the shop when the stray bullet hit her.

Police visited the scene of the incident, and took her dead body away.

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A spokesman for the police in Lagos did not immediately return People’s Gazette request seeking comment about the fatal shooting.


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