HAUSA/YORUBA CLASH: MAKINDE, AKEREDOLU SUE FOR PEACE ON VISIT TO IBADAN HOTSPOT

Written by on February 15, 2021

GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE OF OYO STATE AND HIS ONDO STATE COUNTERPART, ROTIMI AKEREDOLU, ON SUNDAY VISITED THE CRISIS-RIDDEN SHASHA COMMUNITY IN IBADAN, THE OYO STATE CAPITAL.

DURING THE VISIT, THE GOVERNORS APPEALED FOR CALM AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN THE HAUSA COMMUNITY AND THEIR YORUBA HOSTS.

RECALL THAT SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF YORUBA AND HAUSA COMMUNITIES IN SHASHA HAD CLASHED ON FRIDAY, LEADING TO THE DEATH OF A COBBLER IDENTIFIED AS SAKIRUDEEN ADEOLA, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA.

ADDRESSING THE PEOPLE AT THE SHASHA MARKET AND THE PALACE OF THE BAALE SHASHA, AKEREDOLU AND MAKINDE URGED THE RESIDENTS TO STOP TAKING LAWS INTO THEIR HANDS.

MAKINDE SPECIFICALLY PROMISED TO GIVE PALLIATIVES TO THOSE WHOSE WARES WERE DESTROYED DURING THE CRISIS, SAYING THAT THE TWO FACTIONS SHOULD ESCHEW VIOLENCE AND ALLOW PEACE TO REIGN.


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