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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hausas and Yorubas clash in Lagos over murdered youth

Scenes of the clash. Photos - Olatunji Obasa and Kunle Falayi
Agiliti, Mile 12, Lagos, erupted in violence that lasted for hours on Monday as some Hausa youths clashed with their Yoruba counterparts.

The clash, which started around 7am, began when some Hausa youths allegedly attempted to dump the corpse of a man they had reportedly slaughtered in the Maidan River.
 

A man, who declined to give his name, told our  correspondent that, “This morning, we were not far from the river when we saw the Hausa youths trying to dump a corpse in the river. We immediately accosted them and demanded to know where they got it from and what happened to the man. The youths told us he was caught during a robbery.

“The body showed that the man had been brutally beaten. It was noticed that he had been slaughtered too. So, we asked them why they killed him and why did they not hand him over to the police if he was a robber.
“Before we know it, the whole area had been roused and we had been overwhelmed by the Hausa youths. We had to leave the scene after some scuffle.”
The youth told our correspondent that the Hausa residents who stayed behind later burnt all motorcycles in sight.
When our correspondent got to the scene, a large crowd of youths, who were speaking Hausa, were seen destroying shops and kiosks on three streets in the area.
A police helicopter hovered in the sky, while nine police patrol vehicles and a Rapid Response Squad’s Armoured Personnel Carrier were stationed at the scene, but this did not deter the youth from destroying shops.
Three streets; Nuhu Oluwo, Oniyanrin and Adeyeye, were completely taken over by the Hausa youth who wielded clubs, pipes and machetes and other weapons while they ransacked every shop on the streets.
Some of them broke into a shop, pulled down the door and carried away two air conditioners they found inside.
Some of the youth also attempt to pull down the roof of the shops.
Our correspondent noticed that they had earlier broken into other shops on the streets. Other youths were seen grabbing loafs of bread in a shop they had broken into.
However, some older Hausa men were seen appealing to the youth to stop the violence.
A youth who brought out an amulet and wore it on his arm, was told to pocket it, while another man, Alhaji Gambo Limani, slapped a youth who broke a bottle on the ground and wielded it as a weapon.
When our correspondent later spoke to Limani, he said, “I had to caution them because most of these youths are hoodlums. They would blow the problem beyond proportion.
“I really don’t know the basis for this whole crisis because I just got back from Sokoto this morning. My main concern is to ensure they don’t cause crisis in this area.”
When our correspondent asked Limani about the whereabouts of the Sarkin Hausa (head of the Hausa community) of the area, he said the Sarkin had travelled.
Our correspondent reports that Oniyarin Street was completely deserted and the majority of the residents locked themselves up in their residences.
When asked why the area was deserted, a youth said, “These people (Hausa men) are many in this area. They inhabit most of the houses here. Anybody who has his life to protect should not attempt to go close to that area.”
Our correspondent watched from a safe distance as the rampaging youths smashed the windscreen of a bus in the presence of the policemen who made no effort to stop them.
The youths spoke in Hausa, occasionally pointing their sticks at the policemen to dare them.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in the state, Mr. Tunde Sobulo, later came to the scene and dispersed the youth. He addressed the policemen and gave them directives on how to man the area.
When our correspondent attempted to speak with him, he simply said, “This is operation. I don’t have any comment to make now.”
But the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Joseph Jaiyeoba, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone, said the police were being cautious because the clash was between two ethnic groups.
Jayeoba said, “The police got a report early this morning about a corpse of a man that was  allegedly killed in Oniyanrin area of Mile 12. Policemen were quickly drafted to the area to remove the corpse. The clash was due to perenial accusations between the Yoruba and Hausa residents.
“In any case, the DCP operations and the area commander have been there to restore peace. The area commander has also invited the heads of the two ethnic groups in the area and all other stakeholders to resolve the issue. Right now the area is calm.”

Source: Punch

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

These bloody Hausa illiterates have come with their wahala again... why don't they go back to the North and bomb each other to death there.... Hausas are DEVILS.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o...

Atobatele said...

The hausa-fulani people should sit down and find the genesis of there problem, is it the culture, or their religion or there percussive that their neighbors are weak. The violent mentality of this particular tribe needs to be addressed. Why do you take pleasure in killing people, in Ghana its between Fulani and other tribe, and same in Nigeria. The question now is can we continue to live as a nation with this kind of violence activity from one tribe. What you all need to understand is that yoruba people will never engage in violence without proper justification and they will not start an ethnic-based fight as long as reason can still apply, but one thing am sure of is the fact that once Yorubas decide to fight, they make sure they are ready to carry the fight to a logical conclusion e.g. Ife/Modakeke, and if it comes to that, I doubt there’s little the police can do to maintain the peace. They killed our people in the North, we kept quiet; and now they are killing our people in our own land…When will this wickedness stop?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, I wonder if it's the same God we worship that manufactured these lunatics. Every where, Hausa and Fulani always kill for nothing! They destroy your farm land and they come back to attack you for being offended. God help us. They may need to go and form their own country.
Diky..

bb said...

Holy Father! Hausas r too violent mehnnnn, pls those animals shld go 2deir land jor*vexed much*

Anonymous said...

The story is different from the headline. The headline should have said 'Hausa Youths murder a Yoruba youth and take to vandalism in the Mile 12 Area".

All and all, this is unacceptable. They are taking their Boko Haram behaviour to Lagos. Yorubas should stop them. Cut off their heads and parcel them back home in one of their lorries. This is sickening!

Anonymous said...

These Hausa pple are bting more than they can chew ooo. Make we give them space.

Tbabe said...

Inside Lagos!! Hausa want to be flexing muscle inside Lagos!! Nigeria is finished

mama somtee said...

the yorubas should chop off their empty heads , useless people they want to come and flex here . wey OPC dey?

Anonymous said...

If the yorubas allow the housas to kill them in their own native land and they did not do any thing, they must be cowards.

Anonymous said...

Dis reminds me of the deadly clash in this area nd ethnic groups back in 2004,the police should do smetin about dis deadly hausa idiot...they own many dangerous weapons,ave been 2 dat area several times and their major problem is dis their religion (muslim)

Anonymous said...

I agree the headline is wrong? No mention was made of any Yoruba attacks. Pls Linda try n edit it before passing the wrong message across

Omy Bekee... said...

Nigeria,nde woo nu ooh.Una never see nothing ooh!Atink na dese same our Northern 'Brothers'?Now,na morning.Evening still dey far.

*sets Nigerian national anthem in auto repeat*

Olori said...

Oh oooo, from the headlines, I tot Yoruba youths retaliated.............mtscheeeeew, dese Hausa peeps r mad, evil gaaaan

Anonymous said...

Linda, dont you know how to put headline on your article again. mtschewwwwwwww. Abeg change it to
"Hausa animals on the rampage again" or soemthing. abeg remove am before i vex o.

Adebola said...

Linda that headline is wrong. Stop with the propaganda Joor...

Gbolar said...

location pls?

Anonymous said...

I am Nneka
These mallo retards have brought their violence to lagos abi?na OPC go send their uncircumcised ass back to dia dry land

Anonymous said...

tnk God its not in the east cause the mood here is still very hot, especially towards the hausas,any attack by them then the riot at onitsha might be childs play.

cynosure faces said...

hausas are jes naturally daft.....it coms to them naturally to be nuisances

Akinde Adedeji said...

TIME IS WORKING FAST AGAINST THEM, THEY WILL SOON LEARN THEIR LESSON

BLOGLORD said...

This clASH must have been triggered by GBenga

NaijaTechZone said...

Nigeria is just a country, not a nation. It's obvious that all the tribes are just enduring living with one another. we don't see ourselves as one. May God help us all!

Anonymous said...

I am hausa christian n I'm no whr close 2 bn dis evil! Pls it shld b noted d@ nt all hausas r Muslims!!! Jst bcuz I'm hausa does nt mean I'm an evil person, a retard, an illiterate or wateva!

Richard Bernard said...

when would ethnic fights stop in this country??? is it until the country divides???

Anonymous said...

Now waiting for d hausa peeps to drop their comments!

But really,these hausa-fulani pple are too hot-tempered!Kilode!!!If it was a hausa man's body yoruba pple were trying to dump in the river,I'm sure Fashola would have imposed a dusk-dawn curfew by now!KMT

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

Can someone please go and summon Linda here.
Now Linda, bia. Where were you yesterday since 7a.m when this news broke out eh? Tell me Linda. How many hours has it been since this story broke out and you are now reporting it. By the way Linda, whose idea was it to give it this kind of heading eh? Do you know it is a very deceptive headline? Enough for me to even send in MASSOB and Egbesu, and Okija to intervene. Because of your laxity Boko Haram are try(apologies, Chief Zebrudaya) to conquer Lagos through Mile12 abi? Now what do I do with you Linda? Last time I sentenced you to be locked in a room with two hefty homosexuals. That one no work. Oya forward match and lock yourself in a room. I am sending two lesbians after you to teach you a lesson on being the first to report the news and properly phrasing your second hand headlines. NONSENSE!

Anonymous said...

DireDayo

These Hausa pple sef... What kinda human being A̶̲̥̅̊я̲̣̥ε̲̣̣̣̥ they? They shouldn't jez start ђã†̥ they can't finish cos Yorubas won't take it easy wiv them ooo. Mts

Anonymous said...

who want destruction, may destruction visit him and his generation

Anonymous said...

oga oo.. I think it's time for onikaluku to go their way ooo. Shoo we can give up abuja... oya North go yo way.

Anonymous said...

Every Yoruba life is worth more than 100 Hausa lives.Who the hell allowed those Northern savages to roam free in Yorubaland?. Are they tired of killing ibos or what?
--Gbenga

Str8FrmDaHips said...

useless boko harams..they should monitor them well well..soon they would be planting bombs..such a useless bunch of people they should go join their families in Chad..Niger..parts of Sudan..Mali..in that Arid Desert thats where they belong with some herds of cattles and goats..not fit to be amongst human beings..always prone to violence and disorder...awon were eniyan!!

INTERNET GLOBAL WORLD said...

wht is roung with this ahusa of a thing thay keep on cousing problme..

Ivory Chi said...

I don't mean to be sterotypical , but it is a well known fact that Hausa's kill, whether e be christian or muslim.

U can take the child out of the village, but you cannot take the village out of the child.

Xxx Chi

Anonymous said...

Bitch and the Yoruba shld go join their families in Benin republic Togo and DMV
we know linda is a bias fundementalist xtian but who give the fuck

Anonymous said...

I have always said that those loud and empty Yoruba hoodlums who call themselves AGBEROS are empty heads and gutless. They shout and intimidate ordinary people when they are helpless, but when hausa youths take over their streets and loot their mothers shop and eat the little agege bread they sell no agbero is in sight to stop them. They all ran away and even the police are afraid to do something about them. Im from Jos and live here in Lagos, a lot of times i have heard people call us all sorts of names when this hausa people attack us and we seem not to do anything about them. How do you even begin to fight someone who really doesn't care about the next minute when you are full of life and have an ambition to be something in this life. That is why this hausa boys can do anything cos they can die for islam and pride. So all of you talking nonsense here should SHUT UP! cos when this hausa boys deciede to take over this lagos believe me OPC will be chicken shit.

Anonymous said...

Which kind wahala be all one

almost famous said...

I think we should give this hausawa malus Gbenga as a means of appeasing them! Idiots both of you Gbenga and d hausawas dt is!

Anonymous said...

@Gbenga the spineless tribalist,
Word is cheap ! No soul is worth more than the other, so stop prattling like a pregnant woman and go out & defend your people before they wipe out your land! This would never happen in Igboland, they cannot dare kill Igbos on Igbo soil,Onitsha & Aba boys will clean them out before they even speak.

The headline seems right, Yorubas are physical indefensive, so shying away is their own way of fighting or as Linda said, clashing. Please stop the fight.

Akinpelu ola said...

Without any apology,I must say that this hausa's are devil,always shooting troubles every time. I think they should be thrown out of Lagos. This sounds harsh but its the reality

Anonymous said...

Yeah u Mad Mallo..u want to comapare Cotonou and togo to that end of the world..Mali..Chad and Niger..we invited you in to see what it feels like to be with human beings.. still you couldnt comport urself..% conttribution to development of 9ja and finally brought Al Queda to this landscape..useless people..

Anonymous said...

Not all hausas are bad, the same way that not all yorubas are betrayers, and not all igbos are sectionalist. With that said, It is individuals that commit a crime, not their tribe. We have this tribalist mentality, and its what ruined nigeria from the onset and the same thing causing it pain till today.Its amazing how today when igbo are murdered or forced to leave the north some yoruba leaders(not the population) turn a blind eye. Unfortunately for me, I come from igbo on my paternal side, and mixed hausa/fulani and awori-yoruba on maternal side. So for me I know the pains of each differently. I am what nigeria should be,unified. Its good to have pride in your tribe,but we shouldnt be ethnocentric in our believes when it comes to one another.I believe KARMA is A B*tch and until nigeria acknowledges the pains caused during the civil war and try to rectify things, perhaps giving power to rule to a minority tribe, perhaps then this tribal mentality can slow down.i respect and love my western and northern cousins. Just because someone's way of thinking is different from yours doesn't make it wrong.Though i send my condolences to the family of the murdered youth,but until Nigeria deals with the big elephant in the room these tribal clashes will keep happening.It also amazes me that in this answers people keep referring lagos as Yoruba land,ehhh wrong lagos does not belong to the yorubas anymore it belongs to nigeria, abi we are a nation? so from East,west, north to south belongs to nigeria- as in everyone who calls themselves nigerian. I would love to see one day when a hausa man can be a lagos govenor, a yoruba man an imo state governor and an igbo man kaduna's governor and etc. Lets be a nation that will help eachother and heal eachother by mending wounds of yesteryears in the hope of preventing future scars like this.
_Tosin Maryam Ugondu

Anonymous said...

I am, the no Sender.

@ Gbenga, yeah you are right. They are tired of killing Ibos. Last I heard, the head of the Boko Harams sneaked into Lagos. While being entertained by his host a yoruba man strayed to the backyard of the place Boko was residing. All of a sudden he got excited, 'weefo weefo, hun hun, I smell the blood of a yoruba man'. Off they went and caught the ofe nmanu to him and slaughter he did him. He died so easily that he wondered why they've wasted time and much much energy and effort trying to kill Ibos .
Seriously Gbenga, I think you are going too far in your tribalistic postings. It's just not good. The handwashing has gone beyond the elbow, serious. Better desist. While you are at it, hope you can grow up.

Anonymous said...

hausa's fight fulanis, hausas fight tivs, and other tribes because that the only way they know,as at yesterday killed about 15 people in takum LG GOVT OF TARABA STATE over farm land,they fight over everything,they feel inferior i dont know the reason,they want to get equality thats why they fight everywhere.GOD ,this is part if the post colonial problems we are facing in this nation,due to the stupidity of some eurocentric creatures who used their superiority to cause inequalities amongst us ,divided our one nation,GOD HELP US.HAUSA/YORUBA WE ARE ONE.

Anonymous said...

Mr jos busy chatting shit about Lagos agberos and not killing ur wretched smelly Hausa brothers, Biko go and mind your jos, leave yorubas and other southerners alone. Why kill Hausaa wen we can run them out of town peacefully? Biko go to jos and defend ya land. Mumu oshi.

Anonymous said...

Yoruba with their loud mouth and cowardness

TONIX said...

WHERE WERE THE YORUBA YOUTH? WHY WOULD THEY FOLD THEIR ARMS AND WATC THIS HAPPEN? SOMEONE SAID THAT BH HARD CELLS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND STASH OF WEAPONS TOO. THAT THEY DISGUISE THEMSELVES AS OKADA RIDERS WAITING FOR THEM TO BE ACTIVATED TO START THEIR OPERATION

CHECK OUT THEIR INFLUX TO LEKKI, NO ONE CARES, THEY ARE EVEN USING THEM AS SECURITY MEN IN SO MANY COMPOUNDS.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE COMPLACENCY OF THE FOOLS WOULD KILL THEM. AM WAITING FOR THE CIVIL WAY.

Anonymous said...

As much as they say ibo, this ibo thats, i have noticed that the ibos out of the three main tribes are the most tolerating,adopting and accomadating. Coming from edo I wanna marry an igbo man, not a hausa or yoruba cause they are too two faced.I notice Gbenga likes commenting on his hatred for the igbos, its sad that when the hausas come after yorubas they will look to the east and middle belt for help, remember no body knows tomorrow. I think we should all appreciate each others differences,that is what makes us unique as a nation. Gbenga I am praying for you, the rate you are going to fall hard for an igbo girl, or maybe one broke you heart and caused you to be ranting like a mad man. I hope you get help soon.

Anonymous said...

Is it their so called peaceful religion that makes them violent. All over the world it is the same. Anyway pls call for a referendum and let them go their way.

buzz said...

Common...no nid to be such a tribalist....dats just racism on a smaller scale

buzz said...

Choi!!!! Linda, Tribalists plenty 4 dis ur blog oooo...smh.. **im not from d north by the way*

za doll said...

in my years as a nigerian, I have'nt heard d Igbos fight wit d yorubas or d tivs fight wit efiks or ibibios it is always d Hausas, Hausas, Hausas, dos people behave as if dey don't have spirits. If every ethnic group join hands fight dis Hausas 9ja go tire dem to stay o

Anonymous said...

They always said yorubas we re spinless and this further stamps it. All they know how to do is talk like Gbenga. Hausas burning things in Lagos state, a yoruba ground for that matter. And the yorubas can't do anything about it and they even fled. If something like this happened in Benin City, i swear we would lynch them. U can't fuck with us in our state!!
-Kratos

babeontop said...

That one concern you.

Anonymous said...

WAT DO U EXPECT FROM A RELIGION DAT PREACHES MURDER AND HATE......GOD FORBID BAD THING

Anonymous said...

yoruba please wake up,people of oniyanrin pls fight back ( u are all baastard if u dont fight back),cause u can never try that on hausa soil.thanks

Anonymous said...

lol thank God no igbo was involved! see i was just watching the history of Nigeria and i am one to always scream one nigeria BUT what Yoruba and hausas did to igbo in 1967 was very appalling. The civil and biafrian war, why was it only meted out on the igbos? God willl continue to judge yoruba and hausa for all the sins they have committed against the igbos.

Anonymous said...

Shut ur smellin mouth ‎​​U̶̲̥̅̊ n ur dirty yoruba pigs r cowards!!! Bunch of Asswipes!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gbenga God will punish you! When all d curses start coming to pass in your life dont be surprised oo! as you will be using your own hand to dig ur grave! anuofia

kinky babe said...

you are rite@ anon 11:39pm Gbenga should go and fight 4 his people,yoruba have mouth bt can fight they are now scared of d hausas cos dey will slaughter all of dem,dis bullshit will neva happen in d east make dem go 3ry am now.Mi advice to u Gbenga is to go gt a life and stop being tribalistic cos u suck

EVEN GOD DEY LAFF said...

im sorry o but dis huasa pple r very dumb,must they make problem n try to dominate anywhere they find themself.

Enitilo Olayinka said...

the husas are animal why let them be abi. ko ni kalu sode tie lototo. stupid Boko haram people.

EVEN GOD DEY LAFF said...

im sorry o but dis huasa pple r very dumb,must they make problem n try to dominate anywhere they find themself.

jen said...

my only piece here is......they have taken over west and majorly Lagos and yorubas' being who they are(sorry na only mouth una get) will not standup and face them. na for Linda blog una go de, whine mouth.

Angelo Xpression said...

Chai!!! Linda Nwam, Ada di Ora nma, I am proud to be an IGBO Man oooo, I cant event fathom this happening in the smallest igbo community, in igbo land. Tomorrow all the Yoruba lords will be beating their chest. @Atobatele, In Igbo land, the Slogan is "Do me, I do you, God no go vex. forget all this your english, Hausa boys ran Yoruba Boys out of Yoruba Streets, In a Yoruba State! End of story

Anonymous said...

Its not,noone's giving them any problems,they're the ones causing it,so to make life easy for everybody they should go back to the north and bomb themselves,we really don't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

My dad is hausa, mom is yoruba grew up in Kano. Hausa/fulani are always causing trouble one way or the other.
They need to go do something better with their lives.

Anonymous said...

We mustn't allow these hausa's to come and unleash the same terror that they are unleasing in the north or a full blown war will begin. we must fight back fire with fire. am not a tribalist neither do i like stereotyping but these hausa's are really useless...i can't stand them at all.. they will surely reap what they sow. Animals!

Anonymous said...

I am proudly Igbo and know in Igbo land as i speak you cant find one Hausa man. The funny thing is that the Igbo's allowed them to leave peacefully.

Well I mean no evil but the yoruba's need to be dealt with, after they betrayed the igbo's during the biafran war. You cowards were meant to be on our sides instead you deceived us and partnered with the hausa's. Thats the real reason i cant do business with a hausa person. You guys are cowards

Anonymous said...

I think the Yoruba people are really cowards. From the story line, the yoruba's ran away bcos they were outnumbered in their OWN LAND KE? This cant happen in Igboland. This is a sign that outside the North, Boko Haram might succeed in the West than in other region of this country.
Yoruba's should wake up. All they know is how to play sycophancy and betray each other.

THEY BETTER WAKE UP BECAUSE NO TRIBES TRUST THEM IN NAIJA ESPECIALLY THE IGBOS.

Anonymous said...

All these events(killing, violence, tribalism, etc)are signs of the last days. God pls, may ur kingdom come and put an end to all this problems. Note: anyone not fit to live will be destroyed. Stop the killing, hatred, betrayals and abusive speech now
(a concerned citizen)

Anonymous said...

Make they tryam 4 Onitsha or ABA.

Anonymous said...

All of u ibo fools talkin shit here,as if dey can do anything,ibos are most casualities of the hausa killings yet dey do nothing about.yorubas are not cowards(remember sagamu riots) when the yorubas fought dose useless herdsmen.p.s yorubas did not betray anybody,d yibos started a war dey could not finish so dey los,dat is how war goes,lossers will always cry at d end,it seems like dere are lot of yibo tribalist here...awon oloshi