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Angry Youths Bar Makinde, Akeredolu From Visiting Sarkin Shasha’s Palace



Angry Youths Bar Makinde, Akeredolu From Visiting Sarkin Shasha's Palace

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and his Ondo state counterpart, Rotimi Makinde, were barred from entering the palace of Sarkin Shasha, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin.

Naija News gathered some angry youths stopped the governors during their visit to Shasha market to assess the extent of damage incurred during the clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders.

The governors had earlier condemned the clash between the two ethnic groups which led to the death of a number of persons and the destruction of property worth millions of naira.

The governors had sued for calm, appealing to the Hausa community and their Yoruba hosts to live together in harmony.

Speaking at the market, Governor Makinde promised to give palliatives to those whose wares were affected during the crisis, adding that the two factions have to eschew violence and allow peace to reign.

However, as they made to visit Sarakin Shasha, the youth demanded that the governors should pay a condolence visit to the village head and not Sarkin Shasa’s palace. The youths also booed the governors for Makinde’s lateness to visit the troubled area.

They added that the governors must not see the Sarkin Sasa, for the leader’s alleged failure to caution his subjects when the crisis started three days ago.

It was gathered that the State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, failed in her attempt to pacify the aggrieved youths, who were shouting on top of their voices, “We won’t agree until you visit Ba’ale’s palace first.”

After a long discussion, the two governors bowed to pressure and accepted the demand of the youths.


Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.