- Three people have killed after violent clashes between Hausa and Yoruba residents in Osun state
- The incident occured at Iyere village, Atakumosa West local government area of the state
- The Osun state police command confirmed the incident and gave more details on the crisis
A report by Nigerian Tribune indicates that three persons were killed on Monday, December 2 after a violent clash between Hausa and Yoruba residents in Iyere village, Atakumosa West local government area of Osun state.
According to the report, one Hausa man was having a disagreement with a Fulani and a Yoruba man prevailed on them to give room for peace.
According to eyewitnesses quoted in the report, the intervention of the Yoruba man infuriated the warring individuals who allegedly attacked and killed him.
The development was said to have prompted a reprisal attack from some Yorubas who allegedly killed two Hausa men during the ensuing melee.
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When contacted, the acting Osun state police command spokesman, ASP Mustapha Katayeyanjue confirmed the incident but said only one person was killed during the clash.
“One Baguga a non-Yoruba settler allegedly stabbed to death 27years old Tope Kayode at the stomach over yet to be established the reason. In a spontaneous reprisal reaction, some stores within the community were burnt.
“The deceased has been deposited at Westley Guild Hospital morgue for autopsy while a high powered investigation has been instituted, intensive covert and overt patrols have been emplaced, monitoring of the area in progress while effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing culprits,” Katayeyanjue said.
Recall that in July, a violent clash occurred between Yoruba and Hausa youths in Ifewara, Osun state, the hometown of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The skirmish broke out after some Hausa youths had attacked a man identified as Demola, at a mining site around Oke Oguro, a village under Ifewara, earlier in the day.
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