Apapa, the port town in Lagos, today witnessed sporadic gun shots when area boys engaged a security patrol team in a gun duel.
The joint security team is made up of Policemen, officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management and soldiers.
Eyewitnesses said the joint security team arrived Tin-Can’s first gate axis of the Mile 2-Apapa expressway to dislodge miscreants allegedly responsible for criminal activities in the area.
It was learnt that the urchins resisted the action, leading to a fracas between the parties even as the urchins pelted the security team with stones and bottles.
“To dislodge the urchins, the task team fired tear gas at the raging crowd of hoodlums .
“Commercial motorcycle riders joined to resist the move and there were sporadic gunshots,” one of the riders told our correspondent.