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Ethnic War: Yorubas & Hausas Fighting In Lekki Lagos Nigeria, Okada Riders & Bus Drivers Clashed

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Nov 28, 2014 – Hausas & Yorubas Fighting In Lekki Phase 1 In Lagos Nigeria: Okada Riders & Bus DriversIn Rivalry War [PICTURES]

Ethnic War: Hausas & Yorubas Fighting In Lekki Lagos, Okada Riders & Bus Drivers Clashed 

The last 24 hours has not been peaceful in Durosinmi Eti area of Lekki Phase One in Lagos State Nigeria as Hausa Commercial bike riders and Yoruba bus drivers engaged each other in a rivalry war.

The riot that started with a minor argument last night developed into a bloody war this morning.

Thursday night, an Hausa riding Okada rider attacked a Yoruba driving one of the shuttle buses in Lekki Phase 1 for taking their customers.

Colleagues of the shuttle bus driver quickly descended on the Hausa riding motorcycle and forced him to flee. He later returned with his fellow motorcyclists and unleashed terror on bus drivers in Lekki with machetes. That was how the whole thing started.

Angered by the invasion of their land, the Yoruba Bus drivers took the law into their own hands and chased out all the Hausas men riding Okada into Lekki Phase 1.

This morning, the Hausas armed with dangerous weapons and machetes blocked some strategic places in Lekki and pounded on the bus drivers.

Hear what an eyewitness said this morning:

It all started yesterday when the Hausa Okada riders attacked the bus drivers, they shattered the windows of their buses and injured a few bus drivers. This morning, the drivers with the help of some men caught some of these okada riders and beat them to a pulp”.

The reprisal attack carried out by the Hausa motorbikers forced Lekki Residents association to place a ban on them.

An announcement was made in Lekki this morning warning Okada riders and passengers to stay away from the area.

The announcement stated that both okada riders and passengers will be arrested if caught in Lekki Phase 1.

See photos from the scene below:

This is how ethnic war started in Sabo area of Ile Ife years ago.

Let us learn to tolerate each other… Enough of violence.



  1. Lady Lara

    November 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    If care is not taken, these youths will bring boko haram into the south west. it is a pity

    • mathew oluwamayowa

      November 28, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      abi ooo

  2. Conscience 1

    November 28, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    This a clarion call to the governer of Lagos state,San.Raji Fashola,to quikly deploy his security operatives to Lekki phase 1, ASAP before this incident degenerates further into more bloodshed and lose of human lives.


    November 28, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Let them come to Onitsha or Aba and try this rubish, i trust aba them go finish them.

  4. OmoKehinde

    November 29, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    This is not a good news at all considering the instability happening in other section of the country. Lagos state government should not allow criminals and tugs to disturb peaceful relationship that have existed in Lagos among all Nigerian ethnic groups living together as brothers and sisters for many years. I’m counting on our able and competent Lagos State Governor – Raji Fashola to launch quick investigation into what happened at Lekki Phase 1 . Anyone or group that are causing trouble and disrupting peace of Lekki phase 1 residents should be punished by the law of the land. I have zero tolerance for anyone or group of criminals disturbing peace of Nigerian people wherever they choose to live in our nation. Gov. Fashola will surely address that ugly issue with great urgency. Lagosians, please say no to any act of violence in that beautiful state I was born. Every Nigerian citizen should be able to live peacefully anywhere within Nigeria.

  5. Bernardo

    November 29, 2014 at 3:46 AM

    ethnic violence is evil please let’s avoid it at all cost

  6. ugochi

    November 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    yoruba ethic you people should finding away to be a free country of your own if you people accepting that hausa people are on yourside that is not true, baba bear it in that you people will not regrect it

  7. ola ola

    November 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    **** people don’t like peace, don’t tolerate them in Lagos before they turn terror on my people, send them all back to their land.

  8. Jekwu Bethel

    November 29, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    ****s said dat **** are evil while **** are dia brother. Una never see anytin this is just the begining

  9. gan

    November 29, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    is ll the okadas hausa’s or all the bus drivers are yoruba’s and are the riders and passengers are all hausa or yoruba even the people residing in tLwkki quarters to

  10. baba T

    November 29, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    See as hausa wey yoruba dey worship dey use una dey shine for una land. This kind of a thing cannever happen in the north . Youruba will not be bold enough to chaleng an hausa in the North. Well i trust fashola he will handle handle this matter wella so it doesnt result to blood bath. Becus hausa too bloody!

  11. law

    November 30, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Black people !!!!!!!!!!!!

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