Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, said it had arrested a suspected leader of the outlawed Odua Peoples Congess, OPC, over Monday’s attack on a congregation of Hausa in the Idi-Araba area of the state.
The invaders, it was gathered, attacked the worshippers with broken bottles, cutlasses and other weapons during their evening pray
The attack may however, not be unconnected with the attack of Southerners in the northern parts of the country.
Residents of Idi-Araba, Vanguard learnt, fled their homes to avoid a repeat of the February 2002 ethnic conflict between the Yoruba and Hausa, which led to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property .
Spokesman for the Command, Mr Joseph Jaiyeoba, who confirmed the arrest, added that policemen were on ground and patrolling the area while efforts were on to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.
”Investigation is in progress at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Yaba.” – vanguard