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Fresh killings recorded in Lagos ethnic clash

05 March 2016, 13:09

Lagos - Fresh killings by armed hoodlums suspected to be from the Northern part of the country were recorded in some parts of the Mile 12 market and environs in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos.

Four persons were reported killed in the renewed midnight ethnic clash which started on Wednesday night.

Some armed men arrived at the early hours of Friday through the canal and destroyed some shops in the market in spite of the curfew imposed in the area.

Some homeless persons sleeping in the market and adjourning streets were suspected to have been killed. 

Also read: Deadly clashes: Ambode declares curfew in Lagos State

The Hausa men crossed the Agilinti river with canoe and attacked residents of an estate at Isheri North, last night and burnt some buildings according to an account of a resident.

Angered by the invasion, some armed Yoruba youths converged close to the market in readiness for another clash at about 1pm.

The irate youths, who chanted war songs attempted to invade the market and destroy shops belonging to Hausa traders. But they were dispersed by security operatives with tear gas cannisters.

Consequently, residents in the affected streets have been fleeing their abodes, following alleged threats by some Hausa youths to set their houses on fire at midnight. Also, Hausa residents in the area have abandoned their homes for fear of being caught in the ethnic war.

The popular Mile 12 market was Thursday, turned into a theatre of war, during which no fewer than 12 persons were killed and several others injured.

Source: Vanguard

- News 24

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