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Man killed, scores injured as Hausa, Fulani clash over girl


Not less than one person killed following a violent clash between Hausa and Fulani in the Hausa community of Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State. 


One of the victims of the clash ~ Credit: The Guardian
Source gathered that the crisis was triggered after a Fulani man allegedly beat up a young Hausa girl over a yet-to-be ascertained matter.

The young girl ran home to report to her parents, which incited some infuriated Hausa youths who set out to avenge the beating of their sister.The incident had first started with an exchange of words before it became bloody.

They fought with machetes and other dangerous weapons, at the end of which a man was killed and several others seriously injured.It took the intervention of the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Olatunji Disu, alongside the Area G Commander to restore peace, while arresting four suspects.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni, has directed that a peace parley be organised with leaders of both factions to seek a lasting solution and prevent its recurrence.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, said it took the intervention of the police to quell what would have deteriorated to a more serious crisis.

She said: “The Lagos State Command has quelled what would have been a serious crisis in Abattoir, Agege area of the state. At about 1p.m. today, there “The Command’s operatives from Area G, RRS, and Abattoir Division were moved in to quell the crisis. The Commissioner of Police has directed a peace parley to be held with leaders of both groups and an intensive patrol in the area.“The value of property destroyed is not yet known, though a life was reportedly lost while four suspects were arrested,” she said.

Culled from The Guardian

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