- The streets of Igbo-Olomu part Ikorodu in Lagos were deserted on Thursday, October 8
- This happened after there was a clash between Hausa and Yoruba youths in the area
- Trouble started when a Yoruba passenger refused to pay his fare after getting a ride from a Hausa Okada rider
There was confusion in the Igbo-Olomu part of Ikorodu in Lagos state on Thursday, October 8, as Hausa and Yoruba youths engaged in a brutal clash.
The area is now deserted as residents have fled to their homes after seeing weapons used on humans freely, PM News reports.
Eyewitnesses revealed to journalists that the mayhem started in the morning of Thursday after a Yoruba passenger refused to pay a Hausa motorcycle rider his fare when he got to his destination.
However, a security source revealed to the online newspaper that policemen have been deployed to the area to return peace there.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state House of Assembly on Tuesday, March 3, passed the bill on Amotekun after it scaled the third reading by the lawmakers.
Before it was passed into law, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa and his colleagues took a close and final look at the bill, which sought to unify the proposed law that would guide the security outfit jointly established by the governors from the southwestern zone of the country.
While the other states House of Assembly enacted theirs as a new bill, the lawmakers at the Lagos Assembly agreed to amend an existing law on the Neighbourhood Safety Corps to accommodate Amotekun.
At plenary, the bill was announced by the majority leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, shortly before its passage.
Days before its passage, the state House of Assembly had held a public hearing where arguments and memoranda were considered and taken in relation to the bill, part of which included that the operatives would carry licensed arms.
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