Seven Feared Killed as Hausa, Yoruba Okada Riders Clash in Ogun
No fewer than seven persons were said to have been killed in a bloody clash between Hausas and Yorubas working as commercial motorcyclists at Dangote Cement Factory junction in Ibese, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Galaxy TV News gathered that trouble initially started between the Okada riders and the unions, who allegedly increased the ticket fee from N600 to N800.
The incident, however, snowballed into an ethnic crisis between the Hausas and the Yorubas in the area.
In less than 24 hours of the crisis, seven persons have been reportedly killed.
The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the incident on Tuesday.
Speaking, the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said, however, that he could not confirm the number of casualties at the moment.
He said the issue is currently under control; stressing that it was a minor struggle that had snowballed into a serious crisis.
He revealed that the situation has been brought under control.