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Yoruba/Hausa clash: Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi preaches peace

“Anyone caught by the security agencies will be made to face the full weight of the law”

Following the deadly clash between the Yorubas and the Hausas in Ile-Ife, Osun State on March 7 through March 8, 2017, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has called on the people of Ile-Ife and the Hausas to continue to live in peace.

The first class Oba  also called on them to avoid any act that could threaten the peace of Ife kingdom.

He addressed newsmen after the clash in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Wednesday.

According to the monarch, “the Ife traditional council kicked against war or violence of any form, for I am a king that canvasses for peace and unity among Yoruba race and Nigeria at large.

“As Hausa are sojourners on this land of Ile-Ife, likewise Ife indigenes live in other towns and cities across the country and in diaspora.

‘‘Let’s give peace a chance and maintain peace and harmony on the land.”

Oba Ogunwusi urged anyone who’s aggrieved to direct his grievances to the appropriate quarters rather than causing unrest for citizens.

“Anyone caught by the security agencies fomenting trouble will be made to face the full weight of the law,” he said.

Sarun of the Source, Chief Yemi Oriowo, alleged that one Hausa man slapped the wife of NURTW Vice-President (name withheld), which led to free for all.

Normalcy is gradually returning to the affected areas, while Osun State Government has imposed curfew on the ancient city.

Osun State Police Public Relations Office, CSP Folasade Odoro, said that the police are on top of the situation.