Six people are reportedly killed while some policemen have been critically injured by hoodlums in a riot at the Lagos popular perishable market in Mile 12.
Though no official confirmation has yet be made by the police authorities, Daily Trust reports that Ikorodu road was inaccessible from Ketu at the time of filing this report while trading is said to have been put on hold at the market as a result of the clash.
A detachment of soldiers have arrived at the market to restore peace while the market has been closed.
A trader at the market, Mrs. Anike Olota tells newsmen that a commercial motorcyclist who is believed to be from the north (hausa) injured a Yoruba boy in an accident at Agiliti area of Mile 12.
This is said to have degenerated into what appears to be a communal clash between Yorubas and Hausas who have remained rivals over control of the market.
Huge plumes of smoke can been seen bellowing from a distance as houses have been set ablaze.
Residents of the area have remained indoors for fear of being attacked.
No one has been able to give reasons for the crisis as at the time of this report.
The Lagos State Government has closed down the markets in the area temporarily, and has vowed to deal with miscreants and law breakers.
The State Government is also appealing to parents to ensure that their wards are law abiding.