Alaafin Regent Warns Troublemakers Against Inciting Ethnic Crisis in Obada Market

The acting Regent and the Basorun of Oyo land, High Chief Yusuf Akinade Ayoola 1 has warned traders in Obada market, Oyo to avoid any ethnic clash that can foment trouble in the market.

He stated this earlier today, following a
reported plan by some section at Obada International Market, Oyo to foment trouble which may result into ethnic crisis.

In a statement personally signed by the Regent, he said he would not allow any step or action that will cause disunity among various ethnic groups in the town.

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He disclosed that the issue of the market had since been resolved with the Oloja for peace and development of the town.

Basorun therefore warned them to tread the path of honour and eschew violence, saying Oyomesi and the entire people of the ancient town would not fold their arms and allow disgruntled elements to disturb the peace of the land.

Ayoola, however, stated that some criminally minded people are still engaging in some clandestine moves to create crises and ensure that there is total breakdown of law and order in the town.

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According to him, “The Oyo Traditional Council hereby warns these undesirable elements to desist from their nefarious mission and to toe the path of peace and tranquility, else they will be dealt with accordingly.

“All the ethnic groups including the Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani have been harmoniously co-habiting in the market for a long time. Their relationship is devoid be of rancour of ill feelings”, he stated.

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The Regent therefore called on the traders to further strengthen the existing bond of oneness as well as cooperate with the management of the market for its progress and development.

Obada market, with traders drawn from all the ethnic groups in Nigeria was established by the immediate past late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.


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