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Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by FriendNG: 12:50am On Mar 12, 2017
Despite the Inspector General of Police (IGP)’s deployment of a police team to reinforce other security agencies, including the Osun State command of the force, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), with a view to forestalling further crisis, the Hausa residents that survived the recent battle between them and the Yoruba in the ancient town of Ile-Ife, yesterday continued to flee from their Sabo community where the fight broke to their various homes in the North.

As at yesterday, hundreds of them were leaving in batches, through commercial buses and cars operated by Yoruba transporters. While some of them took Ilesa route, others followed Akure route where they could get direct vehicles to the North.



The communal clash started on Tuesday evening and degenerated on Wednesday morning after an Hausa man slapped a Yoruba woman said to be the wife of a popular Yoruba man and leader of the Abuja branch of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), for refusing him to keep his bag in her shop, leaving heavy casualties in its wake.

It was gathered that the slap triggered a further attack on the Hausa man by the Yoruba youths who beat him to stupor and locked him in the shop; an action that fuelled a reprisal attack by a group of Hausa men. This later degenerated to a free for all fight between both parties.

As at Thursday morning, the figure of the deaths recorded stood at 10, but sources said not less than hundred people lost their lives in the battle.

Also, property worth millions of naira, including vehicles and shops were destroyed. Several houses were also set ablaze, while others were badly vandalised, leaving the occupants homeless.

A couple of Hausa people who spoke to Saturday Sun yesterday claimed that it was only their people that lost their lives, following attacks by hoodlums whom they said, used dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses and cudgels among others.

When Saturday Sun visited the Sabo community yesterday, the Hausa people were seen fleeing the area in their hundreds with their children, bag and baggage and other personal effects.

Investigations indicated that they started fleeing the community in droves since Wednesday morning when the fight escalated and continued leaving till yesterday evening.

One of the survivors, Danjuma Danladi, told Saturday Sun that those who could not leave yesterday would leave on Saturday (today).

While explaining reasons for vacating the war-ravaged community, one of the Hausa leaders, the Afobaje of the Hausa communities in Ile-Ife, Alhaji Malami Nasidi, told Saturday Sun that his people needed to leave the community immediately to escape any further attack.

According to him, they don’t have anywhere to sleep, adding that he and his family and other victims had been sleeping outside and could not guarantee their security.

“We need to go for now because our people are calling us to come back home and we don’t have any option than to leave now until peace is completely restored,” he said.

He, however, assured that they would return after total restoration of peace and security. According to him, most of the Hausa, including himself, were born and bred in Ile-Ife and did not have any other home, noting that people in this category would remain in the town in anticipation of return of normalcy to the affected community.

Another survivor, Mustapha Hassan, from Zaria said the victims did not have any option than to go back to the North since their houses had been destroyed, leaving them homeless.

“We don’t have anywhere to stay. We don’t have anywhere to sleep. They have destroyed everything that we have. Most of us had shops and stores where we used to sell carpets, provisions, phones and other things. Other people used to sell food stuff like beans, rice, yams, pepper, onions. But everything was destroyed. We don’t have anything to survive in Ife any more. That is why we have to go back to our homes in the north,” he said.

“Since three days ago when the fight started and they killed a lot of our people, the cloth I am wearing now is the only thing I have now. I lost everything. I don’t have any option than to go back to the north where I came from,” another survivor, Mustapha Nadabo lamented.


Another Hausa leader, Alhaji Buhari Halum, also lamented the attack, saying that the Hausa people in Ife had lived in peace and unity with the Yoruba over the years and wondered why the latter would take arms against them without recourse to the age-long relationship.

He, however, disclosed that Governor Rauf Aregbesola had made a donation of 5 million naira and 14 bags of rice to the victims. He added that some kind-hearted indigenes have been assisting them in various ways.

Saturday Sun also gathered that corpses of people that lost their lives were evacuated from hospitals yesterday for burial.

While several people that had been displaced were busy fleeing the community, several others, however, trooped to the Sabo Central Mosque to observe the Friday prayers with “Ife Has Finished Us” inscription conspicuously pasted in front of the mosque.

As at yesterday, several shops and offices in the community were still under lock and key, while schools remained shut as the curfew imposed by the state government remained in force.

However, economic activities have picked up in the other parts of the town, with people going about their normal businesses.

Meanwhile security personnel, including heavily armed policemen, soldiers and officials of the Civil Defence mounted surveillance to ensure peace and security of lives and property.


http://sunnewsonline.com/ile-ife-crisis-hausa-residents-flee-sabo-community/

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by FriendNG: 1:02am On Mar 12, 2017
Game Over: It Is Time You Return Back Home. You're killed and still blamed. No matter your offense is not worth the hundred of lives being murdered. Who did you killed to deserve this?

And the inhuman act is even celebrated as an achievement just for pride and superiority of who is hero and who is coward between Yoruba And Igbos.

This media bragging of " We have killed them and send them away" is more dangerous than the killing itself. It is sending a wrong signal.

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by eezeribe(m): 1:12am On Mar 12, 2017
FriendNG:
Game Over: It Is Time You Return Back Home. You're killed and still blamed. No matter your offense is not worth the hundred genocide. Who did you killed to deserve this?

Your last sentence

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by Tushborn: 1:53am On Mar 12, 2017
fighting no good oo. u kill hausas u are hapi dnt forget that it. can happen to ur people also

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by Jetleeee: 1:56am On Mar 12, 2017
Lol this Hausa supremacist is back to magnify this issue again. You'll be alright

He has dumped the friendchoice moniker for this one lol. A leopard can never change its spots.

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by stubornnn: 2:10am On Mar 12, 2017
FriendNG:
Game Over: It Is Time You Return Back Home. You're killed and still blamed. No matter your offense is not worth the hundred of lives being murdered. Who did you killed to deserve this?

And the inhuman act is even celebrated as an achievement just for pride and superiority of who is hero and who is coward between Yoruba And Igbos.

This media bragging of " We have killed them and send them away" is more dangerous than the killing itself. It is sending a wrong signal.

Your people like looking for trouble that's just the simple truth. Ever since Buhari was sworn in, hausa-fulani has been on a killing spree all over the country.

This is actually the first time your asses were truly handed over to you.

undecided

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by Donshegxy10(m): 2:11am On Mar 12, 2017
in as much as I don't want to support the incident that occurred, I think the abokis need to be put in their rightful place their gra gra is too much in the south west especially in ketu mile12 and idi araba in Lagos.
south west belong to some people and you as a visitor must thread softly.

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by stubornnn: 2:23am On Mar 12, 2017
Tushborn:
fighting no good oo. u kill hausas u are hapi dnt forget that it. can happen to ur people also

Look at them... When did ipob started supporting hausa?

Useless hypocritical cowards undecided

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by Tushborn: 2:51am On Mar 12, 2017
stubornnn:


Look at them... When did ipob started supporting hausa?

Useless hypocritical cowards undecided
u dnt kno my tribe bt dnt complain wen retaliation come

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by AkinPhysicist: 2:55am On Mar 12, 2017
emmanwandud:
For once afonjas are proving their worth and taking the bull by the horn. Nice one

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by Bitterleafsoup: 3:38am On Mar 12, 2017
stubornnn:


Look at them... When did ipob started supporting hausa?

Useless hypocritical cowards undecided

Just full of hate you are. My family has employeed Hausas for decades in Nnewi. Like he said just be ready for retaliation. Those were local traders not Fulani Heardsmen/Boko Harem.

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by CROWNWEALTH019(m): 6:30am On Mar 12, 2017
The yorubas should go and pray, they have collected a loan ....... according to el rufai

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by NASTYNASOSO: 6:45am On Mar 12, 2017
People just post POO and assume the small knowledge they have of Nigerian regions match with the true picture of the situation on ground.
NOTE THERES THRICE THE NO OF YORUBAS LIVING IN THE NORTH AS COMPARED TO THE NO OF HAUSAS STAYING IN THE SOUTH WEST.
PLEASE DONT PUT THEIR LIVES IN DANGER WITH YOUR STUPIDITY

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by madridguy(m): 6:47am On Mar 12, 2017
Killings ourselves must be stopped. We are all human and we all deserve to live and not be roasted like chicken.

May Allah accept the departed souls, grant the injured ones speedy recovery and help us Nigerians to love ourselves.

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Re: Fleeing Hausas Lament On Ile Ife's Massacre "Only Our People Lost Their Lives" by mustylique(m): 6:59am On Mar 12, 2017
irrespective of tribalism and sentiments, I don't really see why someone will be happy about the killing of another human being..with this hatred among educated young nigerians, I don't see Nigeria moving forward.

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