The fight between the Fulani and Hausa Groups at the abattoir in the Hausa community of Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State, yesterday recorded the death of a man and many others seriously injured.

The fight between the Fulani and Hausa Groups at the abattoir in the Hausa community of Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State, yesterday recorded the death of a man and many others seriously injured.

The fight between the Fulani and Hausa Groups at the abattoir in the Hausa community of Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State, yesterday recorded the death of a man and many others seriously injured.

The fight started when a young Hausa girl was beaten by a Fulani man over what has not been disclosed as at the time of report. The girl ran home in tears as she told her parents. Some irate Hausa youths took it upon themselves and engaged the Fulani’s in a fight for beating their sister.

The two groups fought with many dangerous weapons including machetes. But for the timely intervention of the Commander, Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Olatunji Disu, alongside the Area G Commander who came to remedy the situation, a lot of havoc would have been done.

A man was said to have died in the fight while scores of others sustained various degrees of injury and four suspects were arrested.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni, has ordered for a peace talk between the groups in order to ensure lasting peaceful coexistence between them.

She said: “The Lagos State Command has quelled what would have been a serious crisis in Abattoir, Agege area of the state. At about 1p.m. today, there 

“The Command’s operatives from Area G, RRS, and Abattoir Division were moved in to quell the crisis. The Commissioner of Police has directed a peace parley to be held with leaders of both groups and an intensive patrol in the area.

“The value of property destroyed is not yet known, though a life was reportedly lost while four suspects were arrested,” she said.

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