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Crisis continues in Lagos despite market shutdown

06 March 2016, 19:33

Abuja - Ethnic clashes have continued to plague the Lagos State despite a decision taken by the Federal Government to shut down the popular Mile 12 market and impose a curfew in crisis hotspots.

A gang, suspected to belong to the Hausa ethnic group, marched down streets in Lagos on Friday, burning several buildings and destroying vehicles.

According to a Premium Times report, at least four buildings had been set ablaze by the group.

Also read: Lagos riot: Resident pleads adequate security to bury dead

Although official fatality figures have not yet been made available, at least ten people were reported to have passed following an outbreak on violence in the area on Wednesday.

Dolapo Badmus, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police, has confirmed that 105 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes.

Government officials have since called for a lasting solution to be found in order to permanently curb violence currently affecting Lagos residents.

Read more at Premium Times

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