By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
In what appeared like a fight for survival, two beggars in Osogbo, Osun state, southwest Nigeria on Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 engaged in brawl over N10 offered to them by a passerby.
The clash was between a middle aged blind beggar and his lame counterpart at the popular Olaiya junction in the state capital city.
Our correspondent who witnessed the fight that drew passersby and shop owners’ attention to the scene gathered a boy, who was leading the blind beggar had demanded for a share of N5 from the lame beggar, a request that was turned down by the latter thus necessitating the clash.
A hot altercation had ensued before the lame beggar attacked the boy by hitting his head with the beggar’s walking stick.
The boy was bleeding as a result of the injury he sustained from the attack.
Apparently, the boy who could not withstand the assault hurriedly reported the development to the blind beggar who instantly became furious and launched a counter-attack on the lame beggar as he engaged him in a fierce combat.
It took the intervention of the men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other concerned peacemakers to separate the fighters and subsequently controlled the situation.
The boy leading the blind man was later taken to the hospital for medical treatment as he kept bleeding.