Confusion: Hausa and Fulani in turn on each other in Lagos

An abattoir in Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State is currently cordoned off by members of the rapid Respond Squad, following a clash between Hausa and Fulani in the area.

Following the clash, many people were reportedly injured and one person [neutralized].

Vanguard Nigeria gathered that problem started when a young Hausa girl was beaten up by a Fulani man, over a yet-to-ascertained matter.

The Hausa girl rushed home and reported the assault to his family.

This triggered anger as some Hausa youths ran to the scene to revenge the beating on their female member.

The incident had first started with exchange of words before it snowballed to an altercation and then became bloody as they unleashed mayhem in the area.

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It was free for all as both groups were said to have unleashed violence on themselves using machetes and other dangerous weapons.

At the end, the Fulani men gained upper hand and [neutralized] a Hausa man. Several other persons sustained injuries.

The Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Olatunji Disu, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, alongside the Area G Commander, stormed the scene and restored peace, while arresting four suspects.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Fatai Owoseni, has directed that a peace parley to be organized with the leaders of both parties.

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 serious crisis.