Lagos Market Shut as Hausa/Yoruba Clash Leaves 3 Dead

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the closure of the Mile 12 market in Lagos following ethnic clashes between Hausas and Yorubas over a heated argument which has left three people dead and several cars set ablaze.




Trouble started on Tuesday according to reports after a Hausa commercial motorbike rider knocked down a woman and was told by executives of motorbike association to take the woman to hospital but the motorbike rider and his other colleagues of Hausa origin refused.

Instead, the motorbike rider alongside his other colleagues insisted that the motorbike association, which collects tolls from them, should take care of the woman.


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