An unidentified person was shot dead outside the Shoprite premises around Jakande, Lekki area of Lagos state on Tuesday afternoon.
An eyewitness who described the victim as a protester said he was killed after an angry mob set a police van on fire during a protest on Tuesday.
Aggrieved persons had stormed the complex located on the Lekki-Epe expressway, chanting violent songs. Police officers on ground had prevented them from gaining access into the mall but the protesters lit bonfires.
They also set up barricades around the complex, compounding the traffic situation along the ever-busy expressway. Bala El-Kana, spokesman of the Lagos state police command told newsmen that he could not give details of the attack.
“I don’t have any casualty figure, but I know there was a violent attack,” he said.
The development comes a day after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral.