The protest in Lagos over the xenophobic attack in South Africa took a violent twist as one of the protesters in Lekki area of the state was shot dead by the police.
Eyewitnesses claimed that a police van was set on fire by the angry mob after the protester was shot dead at Circle Mall, Jakande in Lekki area of Lagos State.
Commenting on the protest which went sour, Nollywood actress Belinda Effah said it was hijacked by hoodlums in the area. According to her, some cars were vandalized during the protest which some people turned out for with machete and stones. She wrote;
Jakande Area is Very Unsafe Right Now
Area Boys Everywhere – Everyone Ran and Left Their Cars Just Now. As I was About to Run Out , The Boys carrying Machete and Stones Told Me it’s Not Me They Are After , They Are Looking For South Africans To Kill . These same boys vandalized some cars. I saw one of them Stone a car and broke the windshield . After a while they came to our car and asked for some money. They Have Blocked The Jakande Road and Passengers are So Afraid . Nigerian Government Please Come To Our Aid .