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Lagos Protester Killed as Mob Set Police Van Ablaze

The ongoing protest at the Circle Mall, Jakande, in the Lekki area of Lagos State, has claimed the life of a protester who was reportedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Police Force.

TheCable reports that a witness who described the victim as a protester said he was killed after an angry mob set a police van on fire during a protest on Tuesday.

Aggrieved persons had stormed the complex located on the Lekki-Epe expressway, chanting violent songs.

Policemen on ground had prevented them from gaining access into the mall but the protesters lit bonfires.

They also set up barricades around the complex, compounding the traffic situation along the ever-busy expressway.

The development comes a day after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral.

There has been a nationwide outrage over the fresh attacks on Nigerians based in South Africa. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, had accused the South African police of complicity.

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