Clash Between Yoruba And Hausa Youths Leave Three Persons Dead In Osun
At least, three persons have died after some Hausa youths and indigenes of Iyere village at Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State clashed on Monday.
According to Punch, even though the issue that caused the crisis was not known as of the time of filing this report, it was nevertheless learnt that during the clash, market stalls mostly belonging to Hausa and Fulani traders were razed down.
However, the Osun State Police Command said just one life was lost in the catastrophe.
A resident of Igila, an adjourning community to Iyere, Olaide Agboola, in a conversation with our correspondent, said residents of Igila got end of the struggle in Iyere around midnight when some people that escaped from the scene of the violence entered the village.
Agboola said from the accounts they gave, a yet-to-be-identified Fulani man and a Hausa man were fighting and an indigene of Iyere city, who owns a store nearby intervened to prevent the matter from escalating. Two Hausa youths were killed by some residents, in reprisal. That was the origin of the crisis. And it lasted.
Goods worth several millions of naira were dropped to the crisis. Policemen and soldiers have arrived at the town and everywhere is silent now,” Agboola stated.
Agila of Igila, Oba Samuel Falaye, told our correspondent that by the reports available to him, lives were lost, while market stalls were destroyed in the clash.
When contacted, the acting Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Mustafa Katanyeyanjue, clarified that around 9:35pm on Monday, at Osu one Baguga, a non-Yoruba settler supposedly stabbed 27-year-old Tope Kayode to death on a yet-to-be-established reason.