Some drivers and motorcyclists in Lagos on Monday engaged in a bloody fight leaving one person dead.

Report says what began as a minor clash between the motorcyclists wjo were mainly Hausas and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in the Iyana-Iba area of Ojo, Lagos, quickly degenerated into a tribal clash as Hausa and Yoruba youths confronted themselves, wielding dangerous weapons.

According to an eyewitness, the fracas began when Hausa motorcyclists gathered themselves to protest constant harassment by the NURTW members, after an Hausa motorcyclist was allegedly beaten and stabbed to death.

The fight which began with exchange of stones between members of the union and the motorcyclists, soon degenerated into a full blown crisis, as sporadic gunshots were heard at the scene.

 

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