Three persons have been confirmed dead and many others injured in the Hausa and Fulani men clash that happened at the Abbatoir area in Agege, Lagos state yesterday.
According to eyewitnesses, the cause of the fracas was attributed to an Hausa girl who was allegedly beaten up by a Fulani man without any tangible reason two days ago.
The matter was reported to the Serikin Fulani,Bello Damobapa in the area but he did not take any action to address the complains from the Hausa community. Angered by the alleged silence of the Seriki, the Hausa boys took laws into their hands and attacked the Serikin’s palace on Tuesday night and vandalised three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) belonging to him, his deputy and secretary. The Fulani’s decided to go on a reprisal attack yesterday.
By yesterday morning, it was learnt that a crowd of Fulani boys armed with sticks, bottles and cutlasses trooped to the railway lines where Hausa scraps collectors operate and started attacking people.
Houses and cars were burnt during the attack. Officers of the Lagos state Rapid Response Squad were on hand to help maintain law and order.