Crime

Sasha Unrest Claims One

One person has been reportedly killed during a clash between Yorubas and Hausas communities at Shasha in Akinyele Local Government, Moniya, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Radio Nigeria correspondent gathered that what led to the fracas was the alleged harassment of a Yoruba pregnant woman by an Hausa man.

It was in the process that another Yoruba man identified as Sakiru Adeola, a shoe maker, who is now late, waded in to calm the northerner to stop disturbing the pregnant woman.

Sakiru Adeola’s intervention did not seem to go down well with the Hausa, and this later resulted into heated argument between them.

In the course of the hot verbal exchange, the Hausa man allegedly pulled out a charmed ring from his pocket and hit Adeola, who fell down suddenly.

He was said to have been rushed to a nearby private hospital at Shasha where he gave up the ghost.

Speaking to Amuludun FM reporter on the incident, a resident of the area, Alhaji Jelili Oladimeji said the Yoruba community on hearing about the death of their kinsmen resorted to revenge, and this eventually led to clashes between the Hausa and Yoruba communities.

It was also gathered that the angry Yoruba community set bonfires on the roads to show their grievances over the death of their kinsman thus paralysing business activities in the area.

Another resident who pleaded for anonymity told AFM reporter that one house was set on fire but the blaze was put out by men of the Oyo State Fire Services.

Speaking on the incident, Baale of Shasha, Chief Akinade Ajani appealed to the Oyo State Government to find lasting solution to the leadership tussle in Shasha Market Traders Association.

As at the time of filing this report, relative peace has been restored to the area as Nigerian Army, Police, Amotekun Corps and other relevant security personnel were seen patrolling major flashpoints.

Efforts to speak with Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, P.P.R.O., Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi was unsuccessful as he did not pick calls.

Olalekan Olayiwola

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