A clash between Yoruba and Egun youths in the Lekki area of Lagos has resulted in the burning of about 200 structures. The Punch reports that trouble started brewing on Sunday, November 6 when Yoruba youths ordered the Egun residents to vacate from their community but they refused.Things got worse on Wednesday, November 9 when the Yoruba youths set the structures ablaze and triggered a clash. Some of the youths fled as two people were left injured. Also the fire continued to rage for a long time.Police officers from the Maroko division of the Rapid Response Squad were called to the area and one of them confirmed that a baby was saved.He said: “When the
structures were set ablaze, the mother and the father of the baby fled. It was the cry of the baby that drew the attention of policemen to that room. The baby was locked inside the house. The baby was rescued and reunited with her parents.“Nobody was killed, but about three persons were injured. The entire community was razed.”“The crisis escalated on Wednesday when they invaded the community and set fire to our property. All my belongings are gone.A resident in the area who simply identified himself as Hunsu said: “The crisis started on Sunday. Some people came and said they had bought our land and we should relocate. We did not know that the hoodlums would go to this extent.My wife and children are homeless.