A riot broke out this morning in Durosinmi Eti Axis of Lekki Phase 1
in Lagos between Hausa commercial motorcyclists and Yoruba shuttle bus
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
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.
placed a ban on commercial motorcyclists, making public announcements in
the estate, explaining that both okada riders and passengers will be
arrested if caught.
ethnic clash between Yoruba and Hausa tribes; most bus drivers are
mainly of Yoruba extraction while the okada riders are of Hausa