- Amid the tension in Shasha, Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state visited the community in Ibadan
- Makinde visited the area alongside Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state on Sunday, February 14
- The governor's visit is coming after reprisal attacks broke out over the death of a cobbler
Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde visited Shasha market in Akinyele local government area of Ibadan, Oyo state after a clash between Yoruba and Hausa turned bloody.
This was disclosed in a tweet shared by @oyomesioro on Sunday, February 14, and sighted by Legit.ng.
It would be recalled that there was tension in Shasha Community as reprisal attacks broke out over the death of one cobbler simply identified as Shakirudeen.
Shakirudeen was reportedly killed while settling a rift between a woman and a porter in the market.
According to the tweet, Makinde was joined by his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, the Oyo state commissioner of police, and others.
This development is coming hours after Makinde ordered the immediate and indefinite closure of the Shasha market.
The Oyo state governor took the action following the skirmishes in the market that degenerated into a violent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa residents in the community.
A statement by Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Makinde, on Saturday, February 13, explained that the governor gave the order to close the market to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
The governor equally imposed a curfew on Shasha and the market area, running from 6 pm to 7 am.
Governor Akeredolu issues strong warning after Ibadan fracas
Akeredolu, the chairman of the Southwest Governors' Forum (SWGF), warned Yoruba indigenes in southwest Nigeria against fighting with other ethnic groups living among them.
The Ondo state governor stated this in reaction to the fracas that occurred between Yorubas and Hausas at Shasha market in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state on Saturday, February 13.
He urged southwest indigenes not to take laws into their hands in addressing the current herdsmen crisis.
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