3 killed in intra-communal clash
BY BOSE ADELAJA
LAGOS — Three people were feared dead while several others were injured, yesterday, during a communal clash at Bayeku in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Also, movement in the area was halted for hours as people scampered to safety during the clash that lasted for about two hours.
Prior to that day, two families, the Ajibodes and Ayetoros, who have been jostling for ownership of Ayetoro village, a community in Bayeku, were said to have recorded series of clashes as a result of land ownership until the clash, yesterday, gathered momentum when some land grabbers believed to have been hired by the Ajibodes arrived the village around 2pm with dangerous weapons.
According to eye an witnesses, the land grabbers on arrival, barricaded the entire village and put it in disarray.
In the process, the Ayetoros felt uncomfortable with the happenings and engaged the hoodlums in a reprisal attack but this was too late as the Ajibodes gained supremacy and killed three members of the Ayetoros including the son of the Baale of Ayetoro. Also, several others were said to have sustained injuries.
Eye witnesses said Policemen from Igbogbo division arrived the scene and moved the corpses to the mortuary.