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Police promise to investigate causes of Fagba crisis

By Amidu Arije

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has said the immediate and remote cause of the crisis that ensues between the Hausa youth and Yoruba youths in Fagba area of Lagos that led to wanton destruction on properties in the area on Wednesday and Thursday would be unrivalled.

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Odumosu stated this on Friday while on the assessment of scenes of damages caused by the crisis and other areas where hoodlums set ablaze in all other parts of Lagos.

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the fracas between the Hausa and Yoruba youths have been settled amicably.

He said: “The Commissioner of Police immediately ordered an investigation into most of the cases across the state including the incidences at the palace of Oba of Lagos and Fagba respectively. He seized the opportunity to address and encourage the warring groups to sheath their swords, maintain peace and tolerate one another as the police and other relevant agencies will critically look into the incident with a view to proffering lasting solution.”

CP Hakeem Odumosu also assured Lagosians that the command will leave no stone unturned to restore sanity, peace and public safety to Lagos State.

The areas visited by the Commissioner of Police included the palace of Oba of Lagos, the Federal High Court and the Appeal Court at Igbosere, the head office of the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Lagos State Forensic Laboratory and Pen Cinema Police Station.

The Police Chief, who was accompanied by the Area Commander, Area G, ACP Ibrahim Zungura, Commander PMF 2, Lagos, ACP Waheed Ayilara, CSP Mohammed Odunlami and some other officers, and Fagba Area of Lagos.

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