‘False re­port of Hausa com­mu­nity at­tack­ing La­gooz School dan­ger­ous’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

The pro­pri­etor of La­gooz Schools, Agege, La­gos, Chief Yomi Otubela, has re­futed a news re­port al­leg­ing that his school was at­tacked by an irate mob from the Hausa com­mu­nity in Agege.

Otubela and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Hausa com­mu­nity in Agege main­tained at a joint news con­fer­ence that the me­dia re­port of the clash be­tween his school and the Hausa com­mu­nity was ma­li­cious and ca­pa­ble of ig­nit­ing tribal war. The pro­pri­etor said there was ac­tu­ally a mi­nor scuf­fle be­tween two well-wish­ers who had come to fe­lic­i­tate with some of the stu­dents at an event or­gan­ised by the school.

“For record pur­poses, teenagers never at­tacked La­gooz Schools and no prop­erty was dam­aged and the prin­ci­pal of the school was not beaten as re­ported. No money got miss­ing,” Otubela said, adding that the Hausa com­mu­nity had been ac­com­mo­dat­ing and peace-lov­ing.

Speak­ing also, the Ma­gaji Hausa com­mu­nity in Agege, Al­haji Abubakar Zango, said that for more than a hun­dred years that the Hausa com­mu­nity had been in Agege, it had never been caught in a cri­sis with its neighbours, and that re­port of the com­mu­nity at­tack­ing the La­gooz Schools was en­tirely false.

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