No fewer than seven people were injured in a clash between Yoruba and Igbo traders at the Ladipo Auto Spare Part Market in Lagos on Tuesday.
The two factions battled each other, while security operatives attempted to put the situation under control. Goods worth millions of naira were in the process destroyed with 15 vehicles vandalised, and eight others set ablaze.
It was gathered that prior to the Tuesday clash, Yorubas and Igbos have been at loggerheads over collection of levies at the market.
Yoruba traders had reportedly accused their Igbo counterparts of collecting levies at portions that belong to them (Yorubas).
Both factions freely used various dangerous weapons on each other, leading to injuries to no fewer than seven people and millions of naira worth of goods destroyed.
Policemen from Area D Police Command and Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) were drafted to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, in her reaction, insisted that the police had taken total control of the area and also added that only four people were injured.