Seven Feared Dead As Hausa,Yoruba Motorcycle Riders Clash In Ogun Community

LAGOS AUGUST 4TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The peace in Ibese community in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State snapped on Tuesday following clashes among commercial motorcycle operators over hike in ticket fee.

The Okada riders operating at Dangote Cement Factory junction at Ibese were said to have resisted the hike from N600 to N800 by the union leaders, which led to violent confrontations among them

But the crisis, which began on Monday as a union affair, snowballed into an ethnic crisis between Hausa and Yoruba in the area, leading to attacks.

.The villagers reported seven persons have been feared killed while over 12 motorcycles were razed as the locals intercepted Dangote trucks and used them to barricade road to stop movement in the area.

According to a source among the locals, the clash escalated on Tuesday when soldiers allegedly shot aggrieved indigenes, killing one and wounding another.

Ogun Police spokesman Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the clash but said nothing about casualties.

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