Tension in Lagos community as one killed, many injured in Hausa/Yoruba clash

Tension in Lagos community as one killed, many injured in Hausa/Yoruba clash

Tension in Lagos community as Yoruba and Hausa reportedly engaged in a bloody clash at Agboju along Mile2-Badagry Expressway.

It was gatheres that the argument which degenerated into a fisticuff and caused tension started between an Hausa man and a Yoruba commerical Motorcycle rider (Okada)

It was also learnt that a group of Hausa supported the Hausa to beat the Yoruba man who was having upper hands to death and set him ablaze with his motorcycle.

This sad incident infuriated the Yoruba who opted for reprisal attack and engaged the Hausa in a free for all battle which lasted for hours as people scamp for safety.

A witness identified as Tolani said;

”I don’t really know what transpired between the Hausa and the Yoruba guy; who ever was at fault should not have warranted the kind of jungle justice given to the deceased. He was beaten by many people and set ablaze with his Motorcycle. What a callous way to treat a fellow human being. Many people were injured before the Police came and took over the scene.

”I noticed that the fight was at the FESTAC side of Agboju, but the people at the Satalite side, regrouped and joined hands with there people to confront the Hausa who were armed with daggers, charms and other cudgels. I don’t know why the Hausa should be treating their host community who welcome them with open hearts.

”I saw the Divisinal Police Officers Agboju and FESTAC pleading with the angry youths to sheath their swords, promising that the case would be investigated and the culprits brought to book. I hope the case will be investigated. But in all sincerity, I must appreciate the Police the way they averted the serious ethnic clash that would have erupted”.

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