Five persons have been reportedly killed and several others injured during an operation by anti-narcotic officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in the Partey area of Lagos Island.

 

A source in the area, who did not want to be named, alleged that the officers stormed the area on Saturday morning and shot indiscriminately, killing some residents in the process.

One of the affected residents was said to have been shot in the head.

 

The source, who identified the deceased as Saheed, Fashola and one other known as Eleshe, said, “They (officers) came at some minutes past 8am. They killed six people. Two of those killed were a water vendor and a man on a motorcycle. A child, who would not be more than seven years old was hit and taken to a hospital. They raided several areas and arrested people".

 

Source: Alexander Okere and Janet Ogundepo