- Northern governors are in Oyo with Seyi Makinde following in recent clash in the state
- According to reports, they are there to brainstorm on how to find a lasting solution to the crisis in Shasha
- Some of the governors in the state include Abdullahi Ganduje, Bello Matawalle and Abubakar Bagudu
In efforts to give peace a chance in Oyo state following the recent crisis at Shasha market in Ibadan, some northern governors are currently in the state to meet Governor Seyi Makinde at the government house in Agodi.
Governors present at the meeting include Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano and Abubakar Bello of Niger.
This was disclosed on Twitter by the state governor, Seyi Makinde.
Also, Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto raised an eyebrow at the ethnic violence in Shasha area of Akinyele local government in Oyo state.
Hausa-Yoruba clash: It can lead to ethnic conflict, northern governor writes Makinde over Shasha chaos
The governor, who spoke via a statement on Sunday, February 14, warned that such an inter-ethnic conflict can degenerate into civil war if not quickly addressed.
It would be recalled that in a clash that trailed the farmer-herder crisis in Oyo state, aggrieved Hausa and Yoruba people on Saturday, February 13, attacked one another in a tragic uprising that led to wanton destruction.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the recent clash between Yorubas and Hausas in Shasha community generated reactions across the country, with many condemning the fracas.
In light of the attack, northerners have been urged not to make any trips to the southwest for now.
The appeal was made by the Northern Youths Council of Nigeria (NYCN) who expressed concerns following the alleged constant attacks against northerners.
In a related development, the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Makinde to investigate the incident in Shasha community.
Yoruba-Hausa clash in Ibadan: Act now, Zamfara governor sends strong message to Buhari, Makinde, Nigerians react
The group made this known in a statement at the weekend, by its publicity secretary, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, and sighted by Legit.ng.
According to the OPC publicity scribe, an investigation needs to be carried out so as to bring the culprits to book and also forestall any further crisis.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.