VANTAGE NEWS reports that crisis erupted on Monday in the Ojo area of Lagos State between alleged members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and the predominantly Hausa Okada riders in the area.
Videos and pictures of the unrest have been circulating online since the crisis erupted Monday morning.
The cause of the unrest is not yet known as at press time.
Police and other security operatives are currently trying to calm the situation.
See reactions on Twitter below:
Riot between Hausa and Yoruba along Ojo, Iyana Iba and Lasu axis, please avoid those routes today and call those you can too.
RT for awareness
— YOUR DAD 🎗🏵 (@Olafweshy) April 26, 2021
Avoid going to Iyana Iba – Ojo – LASU – Alaba Rago area for now. Serious fight between the Hausas and Yorubas going on.
Pass it on.
— Elvis Tunde ➐ (@Tunnykvng) April 26, 2021
Please if you’re a student of LASU or you have any relative residing around Iyana Iba, PPL, Idiorogbo axis…
Do well to exit that area for now if it’s not safe for you, to squat with people around Iba or Iyana School axis until our safety is guaranteed.
Tell a friend Asap. 🤲🏻
— #LifeOfAnExtrovert 🔋🚀 (@_Abdulquyum) April 26, 2021
There is a riot going on between Hausa and Yoruba along Iyana Iba and Lasu axis, please avoid that route today and play safe
Retweet to create awareness
— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 💥 (@Tee_Classiquem1) April 26, 2021
— Docjaph (@docjaph) April 26, 2021
Learnt Hausa people and some group of boys in iyana iba sir… people need to be awaken not to be too relaxed… this is how it will generate to ethnic crisis…
— 20.10.20 #RIPJimohIsiaq #RIPDMX (@reals1111) April 26, 2021
I heard it’s not safe around Iyana Iba/LASU/Alaba ATM, please stay safe out there.
— 'Bayo Adesina (@boyo911) April 26, 2021
Okada men attacking policemen in Lekki
NURTW VS HAUSA OKADA MEN IN lasu, iyana iba road.gun shots at both scenes.
This is the Lagos we like to pretend is safer than the rest of the country smh.
— AYO . FOWOSERE (@espeezeal) April 26, 2021
I've never trusted the cluster of nomads settled at that Lasu gate/Iyana Iba axis!
— twoleftlegs (@Kay_ugwuzor) April 26, 2021
Reverse the tweet to PEACEFUL PROTEST GOING ON HERE AT IYANA IBA…the number of law enforcement and the speed they’ll arrive at would wow you
— Diablo (@Liam_Diablo) April 26, 2021
If it’s true that the clash at Iyana Iba is stirred up by ethnic differences, this is just one of those events that marks the beginning to an end of a peaceful nation.
— Pablo Noser (@pablobignose) April 26, 2021
Yeah at iyana iba bus stop, I heard it’s between the bike guys and agbero
— iZIK🇳🇬 (@Onile_unusual) April 26, 2021
They've been fighting since morning, they deployed army men and policemen, but people aren't safe around iyana iba axis
— Misturah Bint Abdul-akeem (@hajjiamisturah) April 26, 2021
thugs are killing and fighting each other around iyana iba and volks axis. last night was orile. police and soldiers here and there…. I'm tired of this Lagos 😓
— K. (@koch_jnr) April 26, 2021