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Hausa and Yoruba youths at Ojota, Lagos allegedly clashed
– There are reports that several persons may have lost their lives in the violent clash
– The fight allegedly broke out after a Hausa youth reportedly beat up his Yoruba counterpart over a misunderstanding
A violent clash between Hausa youths and Yoruba youths at Gida Panli, Kotomola in Ojota, New Garage, Lagos state has reportedly led to the death of several persons, while many others allegedly sustain different kinds of injuries.
Punch reports that the fight started on Thursday, March 15, after a Hausa youth reportedly beat up his Yoruba counterpart over a misunderstanding.
The fight reportedly escalated Friday morning after some area boys stormed the Hausa settlement to avenged the Yoruba youth who was beaten.
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Commercial activities were reportedly grounded in the area and motorcycles destroyed by the two warring parties.
A commercial driver in the area, Wale Ajayi, who spoke to the press 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.
“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.”
Security operatives have been drafted to the area to restore normalcy and the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the clash to the press.