Crisis hit Oyo as 11 persons are buried, over 5,000 displaced in Ibadan

Oyo State has recorded a high level of crises with no fewer than 11 persons reportedly buried on Sunday.

This is the aftermath of the clash between Yoruba and Hausa residents of Shasa Market in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

In fact, the chaos broke out in the State on Thursday when a Hausa man and a Yoruba trader clashed, leading to the death of many residents.

The information indicated that about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children were displaced during the crisis, while many fled for their lives.

Many people that were displaced are reportedly taking refuge at the residence of the Sarkin Shasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan.

Speaking on the incidence, Sarkin Shasa, who is the leader of Hausa residents in the affected area, told Daily Trust yesterday that 11 victims were prepared for burial in his compound.

The charred remains of 8 other people killed during the crisis were still at the police station in the Shasha area, as of Sunday evening.

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“You can hear the noise, they are still here,” Alhaji Maiyasin told Daily Trust by telephone. He said the refuges in his residence were up to 3,000.

Tension in the area has continued to increase as the violence persists, despite the order by the state government to shut down the market.

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