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Many injured, shops burnt as Yorubas, Hausas clash in Ogun

On Monday, there was anarchy in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, when some Yoruba youths and their Hausa counterparts clashed.

Residents in Abeokuta were alarmed after hearing many gunshots at the famed Lafenwa Market.

The confrontation, which began on Monday evening, was said to have escalated into a full-fledged catastrophe by Tuesday morning, with numerous stores destroyed and several people hurt.

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According to our sources, the incident was sparked by a brawl between a Yoruba guy and a Hausa man.

According to developing reports, the Hausa guy was feared dead after suffering significant injuries, which prompted the Hausa traders to go on a rampage, damaging houses worth millions of Naira.

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An eyewitness, who confirmed the incident, said the crisis took a worse turn when the Seriki Hausa (head of Hausa settlers), who was called to intervene in the crisis was seriously injured.

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“The Seriki Hausa who was called upon to settle the issue was injured and this further worsened the crisis.

“The man is currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba”, the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

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