Oyo: Shasha Residents Observe Curfew As S/West Govs Condemn ‘Lawlessness’

Shasha area of Ibadan, the centre of the clash between some Yoruba youths and Hausa residents is calm on Sunday.

Residents told our correspondent that the area was largely peaceful on Sunday following the 6pm-7am curfew imposed on the area by Governor Seyi Makinde.

The Commandant of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), also told our correspondent that the area had become peaceful since the governor announced the curfew.

Amotekun Commandant said, ” Shasha is peaceful today, it is calm. The area has been calm since the governor announced curfew on the area.”

Makinde had on Saturday announced a curfew in the troubed area to prevent the crisis from escalating to other parts of the city.

Meanwhile, the South-West Governors’ Forum has condemned the violence which reportedly claimed three lives and led to the destruction of many properties.

The Chairman of South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, said this in a statement.

Akeredolu said, “We note with deep concern, the most unfortunate and avoidable orgy of violence in Shasha, Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. As governor of Ondo State who doubles as Chairman, South West Governors’ Forum, it becomes very compelling for me to address all residents, in particular, the Yoruba-speaking people of our dear region as regards recent happenings bordering on security.

“Without doubt, the situation we have found ourselves as a people is most despicable and contends violently against, and abhorrently at variance with the values and hospitality for which our people are known.

“We have been known for thoroughness. We have identified with legality over the centuries; and our ethos as a civilised breed of people are such that we do not identity with lawlessness, not even illegality.’’