A cleric in the Fagba area of Lagos, Identified as Solomon Ajao, has recounted the devastating loss of the clash among youths in the community left on his family.
The cleric said his church and apartments within the premises were burnt down in the clash and his family displaced.
NEWSNAIJA gathered that some youths, claiming to be staging #EndSARS protest mounted a roadblock at the Fagba junction on Wednesday and stopped a truck conveying cows from the northern part of the country.
The hoodlums reportedly set fire to the truck when they demanded a cow from the owners who turned down their request.
The owners reportedly mobilized and launched an attack which led to the burning of properties, including houses, churches, shops, a bank, and a filling station.
Many people were allegedly feared dead in the clash that lingered till Thursday but there was no confirmation by the police.
Narrating how the incident affected his family, Ajao said the violence started on Monday when he left home for a prayer ground in Ifo, Ogun State.
He said, “I went for prayer at Ifo early Monday, leaving my wife and children at home. I was at the prayer ground around 8 am when I got a call that Fagba was boiling. Some of my church members relocated my family to their house because our church was at the center of the violent spot.
“They broke into my premises through the gate and burnt down the church and our home, including a car I bought recently. I just returned from the prayer ground today (Saturday) and saw that everything was gone. My family and I have been displaced.”
The pastor said the attack on his property was premeditated, adding that the arsonists only exploited the clash to execute their plan.
A resident, identified as Ibrahim Adeniyi, said many yet-to-be-identified people were killed in the mayhem. however, he said normalcy had returned as people had started going out.
A video clip sighted by our IReporter showed some thugs breaking shops in broad daylight. Some of the looters ran away with stolen items as residents and bystanders watched in dismay.
The unknown person filming the scene said in the background said “They are breaking shops at Fagba. These are not #EndSARS protesters. See them; they are hoodlums,”.
SP Muyiwa Adejobi, the state, PPRO in a statement on Friday said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, visited the community and appealed to the warring groups to lower their swords and live together peacefully.