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7 Dead as Okada Men, Union Members Clash Over Levy in Ogun




7 Dead as Okada Men Clash in Ogun State

7 people have allegedly die following a clash that happened in Ogun State, between some Yoruba and Hausa motorcycle riders.

The fight, which broke out on Tuesday, August 3, and reportedly claimed 7 lives, was said to have started between the Okada riders and the Union leaders.


Union leaders had increased the ticket fee from N600 to N800 and Okada riders operating at the Factory junction at Ibese, Yewa North Local Government Area, objected to the hike.

This quickly degenerated into an ethnic crisis between the Hausas and the Yorubas in the area.

The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident on Tuesday, August 3.


The Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he could not confirm the number of casualties at the moment.


Oyeyemi said, “The issue is currently under control. It was a minor struggle that had snowballed into a serious crisis.

“They said the unions increased their ticket fee from N600 to N800 and that was how the crisis started. But how it then turned into Hausa and Yoruba crisis is what I don’t kno hungryw.

“But, we are on top of the matter. The situation has been brought under control. Our men are still there as we speak


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