In a series video from the scene of the incident, people were seen running helter-skelter.
The protesters also light bonfires and disrupted business activities in the area.
Some policemen are firing at the hoodlums, who retaliated with stones and other dangerous weapons.
An eyewitness, identified simply as Waje, said, “There is a serious shooting and riot in Iyana Ipaja between the task force and local bike men. God will protect us all.”
Watch the videos below:
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 5, 2020
I'm in the middle of a freaking riot at Iyana Ipaja, they're destroying buses, there's gunshots and stone throwing. Everyone should stay away, you can't get away with your vehicles because they are being destroyed pic.twitter.com/dxo9SwuHsa
— Mariam bint Harun (@Mariamuwane) February 5, 2020
— BayoOfLagos (@BayoOfLagos1) February 5, 2020
My friend who stays in iyana ipaja shared this. Taskforce and Area boys are going at it. Guys, please lets all be safe out there. Sigh pic.twitter.com/TpbmjvadHw
— tundy (@MsRotex) February 5, 2020
— Dj Cephas (@peatarhs) February 5, 2020
This is wrong, our protest can’t be answered with violence.
Stay away from Iyana Ipaja, if you’re going to Abule egba & enviros follow agege please.
— Òlóyé Adéwàlé. (Akèwéjé of Òdófin Kingdom) (@_____bahron) February 5, 2020
— JUNIOR OMO LA FUNKY POMPOM 😎😎😎 (@OMO_LA_FUNKY) February 5, 2020
— berry wiser (@kayodeojibara3) February 5, 2020