There was a commotion in the Igboolomu region of the Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area of Lagos State when some Hausa and Yoruba youths clashed and burgled shops belonging to traders in the area.
During the conflict, which made which created panic in the community, NEWSNAIJA gathered that no fewer than 15 shops were burned to the ground.
NEWSNAIJA learned that the emergency began on Monday, however, older people in the commuinity immediately intervened between the Hausa and Yoruba youths to soak the developing pressure.
Newsnaija gathered that on Thursday two Yoruba young men were headed their destination when some Hausa boys purportedly assaulted them with machetes on Ola Imam Street, Igboolomu, and inflicted injures on them.
Adebayo Obatungashe, a resident said occupants had been moving out of the commuinity on account of the dread of retaliation, including that the police had been watching the territory to reestablish regularity.
Obatungashe, stated, “The battle between the Hausa and Yoruba young men began around three days back, yet the elders in thecommunity intervened and the strain died down. Today (Thursday), we discovered that two Yoruba young men were on awalk when the Hausa young men assaulted them with machete.
“Thus, the young men, who were injured, returned to report the attack to the elders and the Hausa young men refocused, broke into the shop of somebody, who sellsdrinks, and began tossing bottles at the Yoruba young men.
“In this way, the Yoruba young men fought back and that was the manner by which the conflict began. Before we realized what was happening, the conflict had turned crazy and a ton of harm was done and around 15 shops were singed. As I talk with you, individuals are stopping out of thecommunity as a result of the clash .”
The Secretary to the Olomu Family, Fatai Olomu, stated, “When the Yoruba and Hausa young men were battling, we isolated them and moved toward their Seriki and begged him that we didn’t need any difficulty in thecommunity.
film made available showed some Yoruba boys in large number demanding that the Hausa should leave the community. Shops were also seen being consumed by fire Shops were additionally observed being devoured by fire.
Muyiwa Adejobi, the state Police public relation Official, when reached , stated, “It was a minor clash between the two gatherings, however, the Magistrate of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has mediated in the issue and has called the heads of the different sides for a genial settlement.
““Ethnic colouration should not be attached to it; it was just a minor issue and the young men involved were mostly motorcyclists. But we are on top of the situation and normalcy has been restored in the community.” .” ,,