Yoruba And Hausa Youths Clash In Osun

Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo

The Sabo Market in Ifewara,
the headquarters of the Atakumosa West Central Local Council Development
Authority of Osun State was on Tuesday razed following a violent clash
between some Yoruba and Hausa youths in the town.

Ifewara is the hometown of the General Overseer (Worldwide) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

Though
cause of the violence was sketchy on Tuesday, it was, however, gathered
that a man identified as Demola was earlier in the day attacked by some
Hausa youths at a mining site around Oke Oguro, a village under
Ifewara.

A source in the town said the Hausa youths working in
mining sites around Oke Oguro attacked Demola and took an undisclosed
amount of money from him.

It was gathered that after the victim
escape from his attackers, he mobilised other young residents of the
town and launched an attack on the area where Hausa traders live.

The
source said, “Demola was attacked by some Hausa youth in a mining site
around Oke Oguro. They attacked him and took his money.

“Demola
later told other youths in the town what had happened and they mobilised
and attacked the Sabo area where Hausa traders are living. As far as I
know, no live was lost, but Sabo market had been razed. Demola has been
taken to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.”

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A
resident, identified simply as Gbeminiyi said one house was set ablaze
in Sabo, but the fire escalated and affected others because a gas retail
shop was close to the house that was set ablaze.

The spokesperson for the police in Osun state, Folasade Odoro, said the situation in the town was under control.

“We have deployed our men in the town. The situation is under control. No casualty please,” Odoro said.

The Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Mr Adeniyi Adesina, also said the police were on top of the incident.

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