Officers of the Ogun State Police Command have reportedly arrested four people after a clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at the Lafenwa Market in Abeokuta, Ogun State resulted in the stabbing of two persons.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, he confirmed the incident, but said there was no death in the crisis.
Oyeyemi said the violence was reportedly caused by the rumoured death of a Hausa trader who was allegedly hacked down by some miscreants believed to be Yoruba and four persons had been arrested while eight knives were recovered from them after the bloody clash between the two tribes.
“The violence broke out when some Hausa petty traders refused to pay the mandatory daily market levy to the market miscreants. There is no death recorded. Two people were injured. Those who are involved in the crime will be dealt with seriously; they will face the full weight of the law.” the PPRO said.
He said the development infuriated the street urchins, who descended on the Hausa traders and stabbed two of them.