Violence Continues In Sasa Market As More Shops And Mosque Was Burnt


Violence continues in Sasa market as Yorubas clashes with the Hausas in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, with hoodlums defying curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire.

Over 50 shops and a mosque are affected in the new wave of violence on Sunday morning.

In an interview, the chairman of Sasa Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and violence still continued in the market on Sunday morning.

“Over 50 tailoring shops have been razed down this morning. A mosque near the tailoring shop was also torched,” Mr Yako said.

Another Hausa resident of Sasa, Danlami Abubakar, said that the state government was not doing enough to protect them.

He said they were also alerted on Sunday morning that the hoodlums might attack Northerners living in Sabo-Ibadan.

“This morning, we received reports that the hoodlums are planning to attack our people at Sabo-Ibadan. Unless action is quickly taken, the violence will spread to the area,” he said.

“I am appealing to the federal government to come to our rescue to avert more killings and destruction of property.”

At least 10 people have been killed, 70 sustained gunshots injuries and over 30 declared missing in the week of the attack, according to the market union leader.

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