One dies as OPC, Hausa clash at Okobaba area of Lagos

At least one person was confirmed dead, while others sustained injuries in a communal clash that broke out on Sunday at Okobaba, Ebute-Meta, Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos, where a fire incident had happened on Friday, November 8.

Violent clash was said to have broken out in the early hours of Sunday between a group of truck pushers who specialise in scrap gathering, mainly Hausa youths, and some Odua Peoples Congress members.

However, personnel of the Denton Police Station, Lagos State Command, raced to the scene of the clash and restored peace and order to the area.

Narrating how the clash happened to the Lagos State Government team which visited the area on Sunday, leader of Hausa Youths in Okobaba, Mr. Hassan Ibrahim, said trouble started when some Hausa youths went to buy scraps from the burnt shanties.

He said on their way back, they were “intercepted and harassed” by some “OPC miscreants” who demanded money before they could go with the scrap materials.

“The youths resisted them,” Ibrahim told the government agents led by the Commissioner for Finance, Rabiu Olowo; and supported by that of Physical Planning and Urban Development, Idris Salako;  Special Adviser to the Governor on Civic Engagement, Aderemi Adebowale-Owoeye.

They were accompanied by the Chairman, Lagos Mainland Local Government, Mrs. Omolola Essien.

“In the process, fight broke out. One person was shot in the head and others who sustained injuries are currently receiving treatment at the Ebute-Meta Health Centre.

The governor’s representatives pleaded for calm and cooperation among the warring parties and the fire victims, and urged them to maintain peaceful coexistence, shun conflict and violence.

The governor’s delegation also visited the Ebute-Meta Health Centre, where those injured during the fracas were being treated.


Click to Join Our Facebook Group

Share your Story with us on Whatsapp

Join our Whatsapp group and get instant updates.

Join Nigeria Information Facebook Group

Steps To Subscribe To the Court of Appeal Reports Nigeria

Win your Court cases today, Get Affordable Supreme Court Law Reports >> CLICK HERE

BESTSELLER: Get A-Z of contemporary laws of ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE in Nigeria By Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye. To ORDER, sms or call : +2347063666998, +2348159307051 or email

Alexander Payne: Get these Law books to aid your practice.

Supreme Court Judgments on Lands (1907-2013) and Nigerian Company Law Cases (1945-2016) are going for 120k per set.The Reports contain valuable and uncommon locus classicus for Legal research, opinion, and advocacy. Grab your copy now!!! Call 09091130714 or 07084004038

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: