Local authorities in Osun State were in for some disaster, following a violent clash between Yoruba and Hausa youths on Tuesday.
According to reports, the violence broke out when a man, identified as Demola, was attacked by some Hausa youths at a mining site around Oke Oguro, a village in Ifewara.
The Hausa youths working in mining sites at Oke Oguro reportedly attacked Demola and took an undisclosed amount of money from him. The victim escaped from his attackers and mobilized other young residents of the town to launch an attack on the area where Hausa traders lived.
Demola has been taken to a hospital for treatment, and according to sources, no life was lost, just houses and shops razed in fire.
One of the residents who confirmed the incident, Gbeminiyi, said that a house was set ablaze in Sabo, but the fire escalated and affected others because a gas retail shop was close to the house that was set ablaze.
The police have been called to action, and spokesperson of Osun State police, Folasade Odoro, said the situation in the town is now under control.
“We have deployed our men in the town. The situation is under control. No casualty, please,” Odoro said.
Also assuring the masses of peace in the state, the Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, stated that the incident has been curbed and the police have taken full control of the situation.
It is widely known that Ifewara is the hometown of the General Overseer (Worldwide) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.