Several schoolchildren have been feared dead on Tuesday as a truck rammed into some students in the Ojodu area of Lagos State.
The driver of the vehicle lost control before hitting the unspecified number of schoolchildren.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the accident.
He said the exact number of casualties is still sketchy, although it is believed that about 15 students are feared dead.
After hitting the schoolchildren, the police boss explained that the truck driver made attempts to escape but was chased by police operatives before being arrested.
Upon his arrest, he was detained at the Ojodu Police Station where some angry mob tried to lynch the driver but were resisted by the police.
According to Odumosu, the crowd upon failing to lynch the driver tried to burn the police facility but they were resisted by police personnel.
Following the incident, there are reports of civil disturbances in the area as students are said to be vandalising trucks in the axis.