Ife Clash: Ooni Sets Up Reconciliation Committee

Ife Clash: Ooni Sets Up Reconciliation CommitteeThe Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has set up a Truth and Reconciliation Committee to look into causes of the recent communal clash that occurred in Sabo Area, in Ile ife.

Addressing journalists in Osun State, President of the Ife Progressive Forum, Awowoyin Lawrence, said the ‎committee is also expected to come up with ideas to prevent a future occurrence of such mayhem.

The leader of the Hausa community in Ile Ife, Mahmud Madagali, who is a member of the reconciliation committee, spoke on the helplessness of his people in the aftermath of the crisis.

Affected communities have been receiving relief materials to cushion the effect of the crisis.

The lawmaker representing Osun East Senatorial District, Senator Babajide Omoworare, also visited some victims of the clash who were left behind.

According to Senator Omoworare, “what we have done in the interim is to assure both the Arewa community and the Yorubas in Sabo area that we are interested in peace and we are doing everything to get peace”.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Aminu Koji, confirmed the death of seven persons with several others injured in the unfortunate incident that occurred in the ancient city of Osun State in Southwest Nigeria.

He said the clash was caused by an altercation between a Yoruba woman and a Hausa man on the previous day, but was brought under control on the directive of the Ooni of Ife.

The DCP said the incident left many homeless while goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

Hausas Evacuate Sabo After Ile Ife Communal Clash

hausa-and-yorubaSeventy-two hours after the communal clash in Ile -Ife, the last batch of Hausas residing in Sabo where the crisis took place have reportedly left the town.

This is in spite of the appeal from the Osun State Government and the Oni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

Traders in the area have also been counting their losses after the mayhem as commercial activities still remain grounded.

The relocation of the Hausas is as a result of the bloody clash which left seven persons dead with several others injured in the ancient city of the state in Southwest Nigeria.

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Barely 24 hours after the incident, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, imposed a two-day curfew in Ile Ife.

Spokesman for the Governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the decision was “compelled by the breach of the peace in the area which has led to avoidable destruction of lives and property”.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Aminu Koji, who confirmed the casualty figure to reporters, explained that the clash was caused by an altercation between a Yoruba woman and a Hausa man on Tuesday.

He said the situation was consequently brought under control on the directive of Oba Ogunwusi.

The DCP said the incident left many homeless while goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

Governor Aregbesola Imposes Curfew In Ile Ife

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun, BudgetOsun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has imposed a two-day curfew in Ile Ife, Osun State.

The declaration followed a communal clash which left seven persons dead with several others injured in the ancient city of the state in Southwest Nigeria.

Spokesman for the Governor, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the curfew takes effect from 6:00pm to 7:00am, and would be in force till Friday.

He added that the decision was “compelled by the breach of the peace in the area which has led to avoidable destruction of lives and property”.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Aminu Koji, who confirmed the casualty figure to reporters, said normalcy has returned to the areas affected by the clash.

Ile Ife Communal Clash: Police Confirm Seven Dead

He explained that the clash was caused by an altercation between a Yoruba woman and a Hausa man on Tuesday, and was consequently brought under control on the directive of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The DCP said the incident left many homeless while goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed.