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Tension As Yoruba, Hausa Clash In Lagos, One Feared Dead, Market Shut Down

Market clash

 

There was a clash between Yoruba and Hausa indigenes at Oluwole Market in Ogba, Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, on Friday morning.

Commercial activities were halted in the market following the clash as residents of the area and motorcycle riders were seen scampering for safety.

According to an eyewitness who spoke with Daily Trust, the clash ensued on Thursday night when a young man, identified as Abbey, settled a quarrel between two Hausa men and was allegedly stabbed by an unidentified man, leaving him in a pool of blood.

Abbey was reportedly bleeding profusely before he gave up the ghost, sparking a reprisal between Yorubas and Hausas in the area.

The reprisal attack led to the destruction of food items, including peppers and onions, and sold by Hausa traders.

While the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, is yet to issue any statement on the incident, some police vans were seen in the market in an attempt to stem the clash and restore normalcy.