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Sabo market of Ile-Ife, Osun State is currently witnessing a terrible clash between the Hausas and Yorubas.

TFB: Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife
Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife

According to the Magaji of Hausa community in Ile- Ife and
also the secretary to the central mosque in the town, Alhaji Nasir Magaji who gave
details behind the chaos, said that a Hausa man was said to have slapped
Kuburat, wife of a Yoruba man, who sells pure water.

It was Kuburat that
provoked the Hausa man who slapped him and that after slapping her, many Hausa
people were not in his support as they scolded him for doing that, but the
Yoruba who were not pleased with the situation, retaliated by beating the Hausa
man and others,”
he explained.
TFB: Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife
Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife
Gunshots were sounding here and there like fireworks while setting
some shops ablaze. Residents are reportedly deserted both Sabo and Lagere,
Ile-Ife, in bid to escape the chaos.
Police and army personnel are said to have been discharged
to those area.
Following this clash, the Osun State government has declared
a two day curfew in Ile-Ife which will begin from 6pm and end by 7am till
Friday, March 10, 2017

TFB: Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife
Hausas and Yorubas clash in Ile-Ife
In a statement released by the Director of Bureau of
Communication, Media and Strategy to the Osun State governor, Semiu Okanlawon,
he said: “The curfew has been compelled
by the breach of the peace in the area which led to avoidable destruction of
lives and properties.”

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