Metro 2 Dead as Hausa Traders Clash With Youths in Rivers State

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  1. Lequte

    Lequte Scientist Curators

    Two people have been killed following a clash between Hausa traders and a group of Onne youths in Eleme LGA of Rivers State on Monday.

    According to reports, the youths, who claimed to be members of a local government task force had gone to Opaku Park in Onne known to be a Hausa community and asked the traders to pay their daily levies.

    One of the Hausa traders according to the Punch, refused to pay, a decision which angered the task force members.

    The ensuing disagreement degenerated into a serious clash between the groups that led to the death of one of the task force members.

    A Hausa trader was later found dead at the end of the clash between the task force members and the traders.

    A member of the community, Franklin, said some community members later joined the fracas and set a mosque ablaze.

    A church was also said to have been razed during the free-for-all that affected the hitherto peaceful community.

    The State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

    “We are aware of the development, though I am yet to get full details. We have swung into action and our men have been deployed in the area to maintain calm.”

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  2. Samuel Arua

    Samuel Arua New Member

    This Hausa people get mind ooo. They are not even afraid even in a foreign land. They are relaxed in the southern regions and from there threatening igbos in their own region and those in the North. We go run away from this planet for them?
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