3 die, churches set ablaze as Hausa, Yoruba clash at Mile 12 market

mile 12 market

No fewer than three people have been reportedly killed as mayhem broke out between the Hausa and Yoruba communities at the popular Mile 12 area of Lagos on Thursday morning.

Eyewitnesses say houses and about two churches have been set ablaze in the riot as men of the Rapid Respond Squad, RRS, have been drafted to the area to forestall peace.



People are said to be fleeing their homes as houses were being set ablaze by the rioters.


The police seem helpless, an eye witness told PM News as the rioters continued to take laws in their hands despite the presence of policemen in the area.


A resident of the area said he fled the area to Berger as the crisis deepens.


The resident, who craved anonymity said crisis started when an Hausa Okada rider drove against traffic and hit another Yoruba Okada rider.


In the hot exchange that followed, it was gathered that the Hausa Okada rider brought out a dagger and stabbed the Yoruba man.


The Hausas were said to have mobilised and attacked the Yoruba community leading to the crisis.


While there was traffic gridlock in the area as many people were stranded, soldiers were reported to have been drafted in the area to prevent the crisis from escalating.




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