A Few Confirmed Dead As Riot Ensures Between Yoruba’s And Hausas In Osun State


The clash reportedly started when a bus used his side mirror to hit an Hausa woman at sabo last night. The Hausa men at Sabo market got angry and injured the driver with cutlass. By this morning, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) boys retaliated and right now about five people are said to have been killed and others injured in the ongoing fight.


Gunshots were fired while some shops were set ablaze and residents have deserted both Sabo and Lagere, Ile-Ife, in a bid to escape the clash. Police and army personnel have been discharged to the area.

Below is an anonymous report about the riot.

”Right now in the middle of the Yoruba Hausa crisis in Ife, if you are on campus don’t board a bus with any Hausa man or move near Sabo, we have witnessed 7persons killed. please be careful. Yoruba’s are killing Hausa and Hausa retaliating.

I am reporting live from Sabo area, all students beware, please, if possible stay in your room, please for your parent sake.
That was sent to my class page few minutes ago and students living around sabo area confirmed this..”

I hope peace is restored into the area soon.

Join The Convo

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s