A clash erupted yesterday between policemen and residents of Aga, Ikoro­du, Lagos after two persons were hit by stray bullets from the po­lice.

It was gathered that the resi­dents on Sunday night caught a man suspected to be a member of a ritual gang called Badoo around Olomomeje Mosque at Oni-Ogunsanya Street.

The residents were said to have attempted to lynch the suspect but were stopped by po­licemen who tried to whisk him away to safety.

However, attempts by the po­lice to take the aspect away was aborted by the mob, including youths in the area. To have their way, the policemen were said to have released gunshots in order to disperse the crowd which hit two persons on the head and the hand.

Angered by the development, the youths were said to have en­gaged the policemen in a fight as at the time of filing this report.

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