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Badagry Boils – Five Dead, Seven Missing, 23 Injured In Communal Clash (Graphic)

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 Five persons are feared dead, seven missing and 23 others critically injured following communal clashes between Ajido and Iworo communities in Badagry in the early hours of today.

The clash has led to the arrest of Oba of Ajido who sources say was responsible for the clash.

The Oba a couple of months ago, this reporter gathered wrote his counterpart in Iworo a neighbouring community, asking him to stop his subjects from passing through his domain which is the only route linking Iworo Kingdom to major towns in Badagry.

Oba of Iworo who was irked by such unroyal act, was said to have replied the letter stating that it was impossible as his people are almost “embedded” in the landmass of their neighbours. He reportedly appealed to his colleague for understanding while wondering what could have necessitated such action.

Trouble broke out today, when a Police Station was sited in Iworo. Sources say, the Oba of Ajido ordered his subjects to block the route thereby preventing Iworo people from moving to celebrate government presence which is symbolised by the Police Station.

The resistance by Iworo people led to a clash leaving two dead. A reprisal attack by Iworos created mayhem as guns, machetes were freely used.

Before security operatives calmed the situation, five persons were reportedly dead, 33 others sustained various degrees of injuries and seven persons have been declared missing.

Meanwhile, the Oba of Ajido has been reportedly arrested by the police.

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