Despite Curfew: Violence continues in Some Part of Sasa Market  as mob razes down more shops, mosque



Despite impose curfew, Violence has continues in some parts of Sasa Market, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Omokoshaban learn that the hoodlums defy curfew to set more shops belonging to Northerners on fire in the market.

Our reporter gathered that Over 50 shops and a mosque in the areas was affected in the new wave of ethnics clash between Yoruba and Hausa that broke out on Sunday morning.

In an interview with daily Nigerian on Sunday, the chairman of Sasa Market Traders, Usman Yako, said looting and arson 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, told DAILY NIGERIAN that the state government was not doing enough to protect them.

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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.”

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Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that there is no adequate security cover at residence of Sarkin Sasa, Haruna Maiyasin, who houses over 6,000 displaced Northerners.

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

On Saturday, Governor Seyi Makinde imposed a curfew on the area and shut the market indefinitely.

A statement by Taiwo Adisa, the spokesman for Governor Seyi Makinde, indicated that the governor gave the order to forestall breakdown of law and order in the area.

The curfew is to run from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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The statement warned residents of the affected area to go about their legitimate businesses peacefully, stating that anyone caught perpetrating violence will face the wrath of the law.

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