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War: Hausa and Yoruba youths clash in Ilorin, 7 arrested others on the run

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It was a thing of shock to a Yoruba man who was attacked by Hausa youths in Broad daylight

  • The Hausa youths started the fight on Saturday night by attacking a Yoruba man returning from work
Police in Kwara have arrested not fewer than seven people following a clash between Hausa and Yoruba youths in Sango area of Ilorin, the state capital on Sunday, April 1. Vanguard reports that at least five people were reportedly admitted into a private hospital in Ilorin after the clash. Kwara state Police Command confirmed the clash and the following arrest of seven suspects in connection with the incident.
The report said trouble started late on Saturday, March 31 when a Yoruba man returning from work was allegedly attacked by some Hausa boys that sell scrap metal because the man refused to allow them scavenge in his domain. The Yoruba youths in the area retaliated with an attack on the Hausa youths on Sunday, causing injury to five people who were hospitalized. The Kwara police Command spokesman Ajayi Okasanmi, confirming the incident on Sunday, said: “The clash started last night (Saturday) as a result of a misunderstanding between a group of Hausa boys and some Yoruba boys that resulted in a fight.”

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