There are reports of heightened tension at the Oluwole Market in Ogba, Ojodu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. At that market, some Yoruba indigenes and Hausa traders engaged in a fierce fight on Friday.

This clash brought commercial activities in the market to an abrupt end, as residents of the area and motorcycle riders were seen running for safety.

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Ogba: Market Shut Down As Hausa, Yoruba Clash, Two Feared Dead
Photo from the scene

According to an eyewitness, the clash ensued on Thursday night.

It started after a young man, identified as Abbey, settled a quarrel between two Hausa men.

The Clash

Sadly, Abbey was stabbed by an unidentified man, leaving him in a pool of blood.

He later gave up the ghost, sparking a reprisal between Yoruba and Hausa in the area.

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The reprisal attack led to the destruction of food items, including peppers and onions, sold by Hausa traders.

The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, is yet to issue any statement on the incident.

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However, some police vans were seen in the market in an attempt to stem the clash and restore normalcy.

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An X user while reporting the incident confirmed that two persons had been killed already in the clash.

See tweet:

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Ogba: Market Shut Down As Hausa, Yoruba Clash, Two Feared Dead
Screenshot of the tweet

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