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What is happening in Oyo state?

There have been reports about a clash said to be happening in Oyo state. The clash is said to be between Yorubas and Hausas, and the affected areas include Akinyele local government, Ojoo, Sasa, and the Moniya axis.

What caused it?

According to news reports by Tribune Online, The Punch, and Daily Trust, the clash began as a result of an altercation between a Hausa porter and a pregnant Yoruba woman on Thursday, 11th of February, 2021. A cobbler who intervened was allegedly hit with a charm and he died on Friday, 12th of February while receiving treatment.

What are the police doing about it?

The Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, was said to have visited the scene, but the unrest is still ongoing.

The Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), was also reported to have deployed his men to guard schools in the area to prevent pupils and staff from the attack.

What is the current situation in Oyo state?

The Oyo state government is reported to have imposed a curfew on Sasa, and the market has been closed indefinitely.

We will update this page with newer information.


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