Nigeria: Senate President Accuses Southwest Governors Of Inciting Violence

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Nigeria’s Senate President Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has lashed at South West governors accusing them of inciting their people against northerners living and doing businesses in the zone.

Lawan’s remark followed after Shasha market crisis in Oyo State last week, which claimed several lives and properties worth millions of naira.

Speaking during an interview with BBC Hausa monitored by our reporter in Maiduguri Lawan slammed the Southwest governors as he said that they are responsible for the killings and crisis that occured in Ibadan.

According to him, it is the leadership failure on the part of South West for crisis to occurred in Oyo State and the other things that keep happening in the zone.

He further insisted that some governors also went further in inciting their citizens to take up arms against Northerners settling in region and their utterance is what led the criminals kill the northerners.

Dandal Kura Radio reports that some days ago clash broke out between Yoruba and Hausa at Shasa market in Akinyele local goverrnment area of Ibadan in Oyo State.

The clash started when a Hausa man reportedly beat up a pregnant woman who accused her of littering the frontal part of her shop, while a cobbler popularly called Adex who intervened but met his untimely death as the Hausa man allegedly hit him with a magic charm.

There was heavy casualty among the camps of Hausa and Yoruba traders where about 5,000 Hausa traders, women and children were displaced during the crisis, and many fled for their lives.

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