PHOTOS: Tension In Lagos As Yoruba Youths Clash With Hausas In Oluwole Market

Oluwole market in Ogba area of Lagos slid into a state of confusion and anarchy on Friday following a bloody clash between Yoruba youths and members of the Hausa community. The clash left one person dead.

According to sources, the crisis started on Thursday night and escalated till Friday.

The deceased person, simply identified as Abbey, was said to have been injured during the clash.

According to the Daily Trust, the clash ensued when the deceased settled a quarrel between two Hausa men and was allegedly stabbed by an unidentified person, leaving him in a pool of blood.

It was gathered that the young man bled profusely before he gave up the ghost, sparking a tribal clash between some Yoruba and Hausas in the area.

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

Commercial activities in the market was also crippled.

A resident of Ogba, who simply identified himself as Christopher, told newsmen; “We just got the information on Thursday night that we should stay away from the Oluwole Market area,”

“We thought that everything had been settled but today, they started again and started throwing different dangerous objects at one another.

“Many people, who had earlier opened their shops quickly closed their shops but they have reopened now

“It took the intervention of policemen from the RRS (Rapid Response Squad) to douse the tension.”

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