In Lagos Police confirm clash between Hausa, Yoruba youths in Ojota

Men of the Nigerian Police Force have however been deployed to the area to ensure that law and order is maintained.

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The Lagos State Police command spokesman, Chike Oti has confirmed that Hausa and Yoruba youths clashed in the Ojota area of Lagos state.

According to Punch, a group of Hausa youths beat up their Yoruba friend because they had a disagreement.

The incident occurred on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The issue got out of hand on Friday, March 16, 2018, when some Yorubas in the area took it upon themselves to retaliate the alleged brutality.

Wale Ajayi, a commercial driver who witnessed the incident said “There was a misunderstanding yesterday (Thursday) between a Yoruba and Hausa youth. The Hausa guy reported him to some area boys in the area and they settled the issue.

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“Afterwards, he went to attack the Yoruba man and beat him up. That made the area boys to be angry. They attacked the Hausa man and the clash started. Traders had to vacate the area and many Hausa people had been chased away.

“I learnt some people were killed, but I am not sure of the number yet. Police have been trying to restore normalcy.”

Economic activities halted

Punch also reports that motorbikes were destroyed and economic activities came to a halt because of the clash.

Men of the Nigerian Police Force have however been deployed to the area to ensure that law and order is maintained.

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