Yoruba/Hausa Clash: Oyo Govt Meets With Traders to Sue for Peace, Pulls down Illegal Makeshift Structures

Following an inter-tribal clash between some traders and a lottery operator around Mobil Ring road area of Ibadan on Sunday, the Oyo State government through Ibadan South-West Local Government area, has pulled down some illegal structures in the area.

Recall had reported that the lottery operator known as Murphy had sustained serious injuries but had since been taken to the hospital for treatment.

The state government, in an effort to maintain law and order on Monday, pulled down all illegal structures in the area.

Also, security vans including that of police and Western Security Network Service, otherwise known as Amotekun, have been placed at strategic locations to prevent further clashes in the area.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, while confirming the clash said: “Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was escorted off the scene after suffering deep cuts on his body by police responders.

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“The incident is closely monitored and police operational and tactical assets have been deployed to forestall any untoward happenings”, he added.

Meanwhile, the state government through the Executive Assistant to Governor Makinde on Security Matters, CP Odukoya Sunday (retired), has met with the stakeholders in the area, as far as the clash is concerned.

He stated that parties involved have agreed to sheath their swords and continue to live in harmony.

“With the effort of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde to ensure that everybody lives in peace and harmony, the governor has invested so much on security in order to allow people live and sleep with their two eyes closed.

“When I heard of the crisis, we had to move down to the place this morning, and getting there we saw the security operatives on ground trying to show visibility to ensure no more problems.

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”So we have to invite the two parties together to my office and we deliberated on the issue and we came to an agreement and both parties shook their hands and agreed that there would not be any more problems.

“We have told each party to inform their group that the fight is over and they should continue to live in peace and harmony”, he said.

The Executive Assistant to the Governor, however, clarified that there is no death recorded as a result of the crisis, but stated that there is somebody on admission as a result of injury sustained and he is receiving treatment in the hospital.

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In his response, the Babaloja of Mobil, Mr Yayi Omoike, commended the timely intervention of the Governor Makinde in ensuring that there is peace among the people irrespective of ethnic affiliation in Oyo State.

Also speaking, the Seriki Hausa Community in Mobil, Alhaji Suleiman Garuba, maintained that all parties involved have agreed to settle their quarrel and allow peace to reign in line with the intervention of the state government.

In the meantime, the meeting was attended by Executive Assistance to the Governor on Administration, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe, Special Assistant on Community Relations, Hon.Olufemi Josiah, Special Adviser on Youth & Sports, Mr kazeem Bolarinwa among several other government functionaries as well as security operatives from the area.


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