Amid EndSARS protest, Lagos community boils over ethnic clash

Amid EndSARS protest, Lagos community boils over ethnic clash

- Some residents of Lagos in the Fagba, Iju-Ishaga, Ifako-Ijaiye LGA defied the state government's imposed curfew

- Youths of Yoruba and Hausa origin were engaged in a tribal clash that led to the destruction of properties

- Although nothing official has been said about what caused the clash, it has been confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi

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Despite the curfew declared by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, there was a serious clash between Yorubas and Hausas in the Fagba, Iju-Ishaga, Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of Lagos state on Thursday, October 22.

There was panic among residents in the area as many cars were set ablaze amid unconfirmed claims of casualties, Vanguard reports.

The threatening situation has been confirmed by the police spokesman in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, who called on community leaders to do their utmost to bring back calm in the area.

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Amid EndSARS protest, Lagos community boil over ethnic clash
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Adejobi said:

“There is a curfew in town everybody should remain in their houses. Police overstretched, its a collective struggle."

Earlier on Thursday, October 8, there was confusion in the Igbo-Olomu part of Ikorodu in Lagos state, as Hausa and Yoruba youths engaged in a brutal clash.

The area was deserted as residents fled to their homes after seeing weapons used on humans freely.

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.

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However, a security source revealed to the online newspaper that policemen were deployed to the area to return peace there.

Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, October 22, revealed when the imposed curfew in Lagos would be lifted.

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The governor said that free movement may be allowed to resume in the state from Friday, October 23. Governor Sanwo-Olu said that this will happen only when frayed nerves are calmed across the state.

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