15 injured as Hausa/Yoruba clash in Ibadan
About 15 persons were injured at Shasha market, Ibadan in Akinyele local government area of Oyo when hoodlums attack led to a crisis between Hausa and Yoruba traders in the area.
Galaxy news learnt that the crisis started around 3 am this morning when some labourers in the market were attacked before the situation led to bloody clash among the traders.
Pandemonium broke out in the market early this morning when suspected hoodlums invaded the area and started attacking some labourers who were preparing for the day job.
At the end of the day, 15 persons sustained serious injury. It was gathered that the crisis started last Saturday when a scavenger was prevented from defecating in the area by some Hausa traders.
The situation later led to a misunderstanding between the Hausa and Yoruba traders which led to a bloody clash in the market early this morning during which 15 persons were injured.
Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke with journalists blamed the crisis on external forces adding that it was unfortunate.
The commissioner of police in the state, Shina Olukolu who led other officers of the command to the scene speaks on the crisis. He appealed to leaders and traders in the market to remain united, adding that that the command would not condone lawlessness.
The special adviser to governor Seyi Makinde on special duties, Ololade Ajibola urged the traders to continue to live in peace.
Normalcy has since returned to the market as traders continue to count their losses.