400 structures burnt, 2-day old baby rescued as Lekki communities clash

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Published on November 9, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

The 2-dayold baby rescued

The 2-dayold baby rescued

Violent clash erupted on Wednesday in Lekki area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria between two communities over a piece of land, with thousands of residents displaced, about 400 structures burnt and a 2-day old baby rescued by the police.

PM News gathered that the crisis began on Monday but snowballed into violent clash on Wednesday morning between two communities in Otodogbami area of Ikate, Lekki Phase 1.

A battle of supremacy in the area had triggered the clash between the Egun speaking community; mostly indigenes of Benin Republic and the Yoruba speaking community resulting in serious fighting and burning of houses.

rrs-1Irate youths from the two communities set hundreds of structures and shanties ablaze while pandemonium ensued in the area as residents ran helter and skelter to avert being…

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