A yet to be identified person has been shot dead outside the Shoprite premises around Jakande, Lekki area of Lagos state.
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, threatening to cause mayhem.
Policemen 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.
The development comes a day after reports of attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa, went viral.
See a video of the protest shared by Tunde Ednut in Instagram below: