Burnt Stalls in Shsasha Market Ibadan


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/)


By Adam Ragozzino

Adam Ragozzino is a Boston-based analyst who has worked as a research and policy analyst in the US. Currently, he is an independent consultant and runs Acies Lumen, LLC, a fledgling geopolitical research firm. He writes about international affairs and conflict with a particular focus on Africa. When not chained to a desk or under lockdown, you can find him riding or skiing in the northeast US.

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