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Some persons were feared killed as Yoruba and Hausa youths clashed at Gida Panli , Kotomola, in the Ojota New Garage area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the clash broke out on Thursday after a Hausa youth reportedly beat up his Yoruba counterpart over a misunderstanding .

Some area boys in the area were said to have avenged the assault on the Yoruba youth , leading to the clash which spilled over to Friday morning .

Our correspondent learnt that several motorcycles were destroyed in the melee while commercial activities in the neighborhood were paralysed.

Police have been drafted to the troubled spot to restore normalcy .

“ There was a misunderstanding yesterday (Thursday ) between a Yoruba and Hausa youth. The Hausa guy reported him to some area boys in the area and they settled the issue.

“ Afterwards, he went to attack the Yoruba man and beat him up . That made the area boys to be angry. They attacked the Hausa man and the clash started . Traders had to vacate the area and many Hausa people had been chased away .

“ I learnt some people were killed , but I am not sure of the number yet . Police have been trying to restore normalcy , ” a commercial driver in the area , Wale Ajayi , said .

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , SP Chike Oti , confirmed the clash and promised to get back to our correspondent with further details .
Details later .

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