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Seven reportedly die as Okada riders clash over fee in Ogun

NO fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed on Tuesday, in a bloody clash between some commercial motorcyclists at Dangote Cement Factory junction in Ibese, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that trouble initially started between the Okada riders and the unions, who allegedly increased the ticket fee from N600 to N800.

The incident, however, snowballed into an ethnic crisis in the area.

About 24 hours after the crisis, seven persons have been reportedly killed.

At press time, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident said, that he could not confirm the number of casualties.

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 know.

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

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