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Riot breaks out in Lekki, Hausas and Yorubas at war (photos)

A riot broke out this morning in Durosinmi Eti Axis of Lekki Phase 1
in Lagos between Hausa commercial motorcyclists and Yoruba shuttle bus
drivers.

The riot occurred as a result of an attack carried out by Hausa
commercial motorcyclists on Yoruba bus drivers who drive some of the
estate’s shuttle buses last night.

The entry route into the estate was blocked by
rioters armed with machetes and other dangerous weapons, leaving many
stranded outside, causing traffic along the Lekki Expressway.

 “It all started yesterday when the Hausa Okada riders attacked the
bus drivers, they shattered the windows of their buses and injured a few
bus drivers. This morning, the drivers with the help of some men caught
some of these okada riders and beat them to a pulp”. an eye witness
disclosed.


The reprisal attack was said to have led to the burning of several motorbikes.

‘They can’t come here and attack us, we will find you and kill you’, one of the rioters was quoted to have said.

In early November, the Lekki residents association
placed a ban on commercial motorcyclists, making public announcements in
the estate, explaining that both okada riders and passengers will be
arrested if caught.
The whole incident might well be looked upon as an
ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa tribes; most bus drivers are
mainly of Yoruba extraction while the okada riders are of Hausa
extraction.
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