Monday 27th March, 2017
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5 feared dead in Hausa, Yoruba clash

5 feared dead in Hausa, Yoruba clash

Five people have been feared killed in a vio­lent clash between Hausa and Yoruba commu­nities in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Areas affected in the crisis are Sabo, Lagere and Olaoluwa in Ile-Ife.
Eye witnesses said that violence was caused by the alleged raping by some Hausa men in the commu­nities.
They were also accused of molesting Yoruba wom­en in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife.
Consequently, the Yo­ruba men attacked the Hausa community on Tuesday which erupted into full scale blood bath on Wednesday.
Unofficial sources said the victims were burnt to ashes with tyres placed on them.
It was learnt that the Sabo area had been shut down especially shops that belong to the Hausa com­munity.
Meanwhile, security agencies comprising the police and soldiers have moved in to bring the situ­ation under control.
The Senior Special As­sistant to the Governor on Arewa Matters, Imam Mu­hammed Basir, said the sit­uation had assumed a very worrisome dimension.
Imam said that one per­son was shot dead.

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