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Shasha Crisis: Northerners flee Ibadan in Numbers


Following the horrible incident that occurred in Shasha market Ibadan Oyo State over the weekend, more than hundreds of Hausa people leaving in Oyo State have moved back to the north.

The Magajin Garin Hausawa of Ibadan Land, Alhaji Usman Garba, confirmed on Monday, saying some members of the Hausa Community were going back to the North in droves.

While passing his comment over the crisis, he lamented the state government’s negligence over their welfare, he stressed that they have not seen any support from any government or NGO and they are going back to the North.

Garba said, “We have not seen any government intervention agency or NGO attending to our humanitarian needs.

“Our people are joining trailers and buses back to the North. They are returning to the North not because they were asked to go but because many of them have lost their belongings in the crisis.”

“We have moved some of them to main Sabo in Mokola to reduce the burden on the house of Sarkin Sasa. We are also contributing money to feed and care for the victims.

“I wept when I went to Shasa. Many people were killed unreported. Our children have no place to sleep while others are hungry. Since that day, we have been contributing money for them to eat.

“I just called my younger brothers to bring the only remaining bag of rice in our house for those who are still in the house of Sarkin Hausawa.

“Government has not done anything in terms of humanitarian support,” he said.

When asked about the security situation in Shasa, he said, “Our people are impressed because the police, DSS, Army, Civil Defence and men of Amotekun are here. They check people moving in and out of Shasa.”

Governor Seyi Makinde on Sunday visited the scene of the crisis and pledged his support to the people that lost their lives and loved ones.

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