One person injured as Yoruba, Hausa traders clash

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A clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at Oke-Odo Market on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway has left one person seriously injured.

As a result of the clash, vehicles heading to Lagos from Sango in Ogun State, and those moving to Abule-Egba from Oshodi and other parts of Lagos State have been trapped.

A resident of the area who spoke to newsmen said that some traders at the section of the market where food items are sold had disagreement over an undisclosed issue last night.

Situation got escalated on Sunday when some disgruntled traders started setting wares on fire.

Police public relations officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident said the situation had been brought under control

It started as a fight between Hausa scavengers and some cultists known as Awawa boys that almost snowballed into ethnic crisis,” he said.

“Our timely intervention brought the situation under control and stopped the crisis from escalating. Normalcy has since been restored. Patrols are ongoing in the affected areas. No casualty figure available yet. We are investigating the cause of the fight.”

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