- A few weeks after the Hausa-Yoruba clash in Shasha, Governor Makinde has ordered the reopening of the market
- The governor had shut down the market to avoid further breakdown of law and order
- Victims of the ethnic clash will also get relief materials, the governor has reportedly disclosed
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The governor had closed down the market following the clash between the Yoruba and Hausa about two weeks ago.
The governor gave the order during a meeting with the Shasa Community leaders, held at the Western Hall, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Makinde also reportedly announced that the distribution of relief materials to affected victims of the clash will soon begin.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pledged to help rebuild the Shasha market which had been burnt down during the clash.
A delegation of the NGF led by the Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, delivered the promise after a tour of the troubled spot on Tuesday, February 16.
Legit.ng gathered that Bagudu, who was joined by his colleagues from Zamfara, Kano, and Niger states, however, noted that contrary to the pictures being circulated on social media, calm had been restored in the city.
Earlier, northern governors had visited Oyo state following the Shasha Market violence.
The governors visited the Oyo State Government House where they had a closed-door meeting with their colleague, Makinde.
In another report, a group named Nigeria First movement on Tuesday, February 16, called for a better understanding among Nigerians of different ethnic groups.
The group’s call was in response to the crisis and tension in some parts of Oyo state where some Nigerians appeared to be targeted, attacked and even killed over their ethnicity.
In a statement signed by its president, Philip Agbese, and seen by Legit.ng, the Nigeria First said such ugly development must not be allowed to continue.
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