There has been sporadic shooting between urchins and the joint security team at Apapa over illegal activities.
Police, officials from Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA), soldiers, and the Lagos task force make up the joint security team.
Witnesses said the joint security team arrived at Tin-Can’s First gate axis of Mile 2-Apapa expressway to dislodge miscreants allegedly involved in criminal activities in the area.
The urchins, also known as Area boys, resisted the action, causing a fracas between the two parties.
The urchins began throwing stones and bottles at the security team.
The task force fired tear gas at the raging crowd of hoodlums to dislodge the urchins.
“Commercial motorcycle riders joined to resist the move and there were sporadic shots fired,” one of the riders told our correspondent.