Image Credit: Musliudeen Adebayo
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called for calm yesterday after violence erupted in the Shasha market in the southwestern state of Oyo. The Daily Post reported the trouble started after Sakirudeen Adeola, a shoemaker, from the southern Yoruba tribe was struck by a “charm” object thrown by an unidentified laborer from the northern Hausa ethnic group. On Friday, Adeola was pronounced dead at University College Hospital in Ibadan. His death sparked a two day conflict between the two groups that left 15 houses and 30 shops burnt.
The market remains closed and the area is under a curfew from 6pm to 7am until further notice.
Source: Musliudeen Adebayo for the Daily Post (https://dailypost.ng/2021/02/15/ibadan-crisis-hoodlums-took-advantage-of-cobblers-death-to-burn-shops-houses-in-shasha-market-eyewitness/)