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Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by jarawa: 6:16am On Feb 16
From Jeremiah Oke, Kabiru Y. Ali (Ibadan), Dalhatu Liman & Idowu Isamotu (Abuja)

Hundreds of Hausa people living in Oyo State are relocating to the North in the aftermath of last week’s crisis in the Shasa area and environs in Ibadan, Daily Trust reports.

Some of the northerners who left the crisis-prone areas between Friday and Saturday said they paid security operatives between N5,000 and N10, 000 to escort them to safer locations, including the residence of Sarkin Sasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin.

One of the victims said they had to pay the money so that they would not be lynched.


Recall that a fight that ensued between the Hausa community and the native Yoruba community in Shasa Market, which started on Thursday, February 11, and snowballed on Friday, February 12, had led to the death of nearly 30 people.

The Sasha Market with shops belonging to the Hausa and Yoruba, vehicles and many residential houses were burnt during the crisis.

Even though peace has reportedly been restored in Shasa and environs following the deployment of security agents, leaders of the Hausa community and some displaced residents said many of them including women and children have started coming back to the North.

Some of the victims said they had to leave Ibadan for the North because they lost all their belongings, including shops and houses, and there was no support from the government at the state and federal levels.

Daily Trust learnt that besides many of the northerners that left for Kano, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna, Jigawa and other states, about 500 are currently taking refuge at Akinyele’s Main Garage. The head of the garage, Alhaji Yaro Abubakar, told our reporter that the youths have been there since Friday and most of them trekked from Shasa Market and adjoining quarters.

“Some of us received monetary donations from our fellow Hausa community leaders to go back to our respective states in the North,” one of the displaced persons said.

He said they lost their belongings during Friday’s crisis. “And that is why we are going back to the North. We are lucky to be alive,” he said.

A wealthy individual, one Alhaji Nasiru Muhammad Naharande (Youth Leader of the Hausa community in Ibadan), is providing three square meals to the victims at the garage. Other well to do individuals were also assisting the displaced.

Most of the IDPs interviewed vowed not to return to the Shasa Market until the government took decisive measures in protecting their lives and property.

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

According to him, “We have not seen any government intervention agency or NGO to attend to our humanitarian needs. Our people are joining trailers and buses back to the North. They are returning to the North not because they asked them to go but because many of them have lost their belongings to the crisis.”

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.”

On how they were managing the displaced in terms of feeding and other basic needs, Alhaji Garba said, “We have moved some of them to main Sabo in Mokola to reduce burden in 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 Sarkin Hausawa’s house. Government has not done anything in terms of humanitarian support,” he said.

Daily Trust had on Monday reported that about 5,000 Hausa residents in Shasa were seeking refuge at the palace of Maiyasin.

“I am at the Baale Shasa’s house as we speak. We have spent more than two hours here. The governor on Sunday directed the Sarkin Hausawa and the Baale of Yoruba to find a lasting solution to the crisis,” he said.

Non-Nigerian caused crisis

The Magajin Gari, who is a member of the committee set up to resolve the crisis, said there were immediate and remote causes of the crisis.

He said that they discovered the mastermind of the crisis in the area was from the Niger Republic. According to him, the immediate cause was the fight between a Nigerien and a lady in the market while the remote cause was the leadership tussle at the Shasa Market.

He said a comprehensive report on the findings of the committee, which was set up by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will be released after they completed their deliberations.

“The meeting will continue today,” the leader said.

On the remote cause of the problem, he said, “Traders in the market have been having issues for long. The Yoruba people are arguing that since the establishment of the market, it was only Hausa people that have been leading the market. They are insisting that they won’t accept any truce until a Yoruba man emerges as the chairman.

“Although our people said the market should be led by a Hausa man because they are the real people working in the market, we will continue the meeting tomorrow (today),” he said.

We’ll set up a judicial panel

Meanwhile, Governor Makinde has said that a judicial panel will be inaugurated to investigate the crisis, adding that peace and security committees will equally be put in place in all the zones of the state to address the grievances of contending parties.

Makinde, in a state-wide broadcast, aired on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (because), on Monday, appealed to angry residents of Shasa to sheath their swords.

He said contrary to news circulating on social media, the state government was able to bring the situation in Shasa under control since around 2 pm on Saturday.

“A curfew was put in place and there has been no further unrest since then. I mourn the loss of lives that has occurred. Even when justice is served, nothing can bring back the dead. That is why I must also state that individuals who have taken to stoking up ethnic flames in Oyo State either through their utterances or actions or posts on social media are enemies of our state.

“The people who have decided to leverage these sad events to further their political goals are not our friends. These people handing us petrol and matches will not stand with us when the fire turns into an inferno. When we see the potential dangers of words and actions, we must take precautions. It is time to think about our self-preservation. It is time to put Oyo State first,” he said.

https://dailytrust.com/shasa-crisis-northerners-leaving-ibadan-in-droves

Pix 1: Northerners boarding a bus near the residence of Sarkin Sasa, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin, yesterday

Pix 2: Officials of Yoruba and Hausa communities during a peace meeting in Ibadan, yesterday

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Racoon(m): 6:17am On Feb 16
....They discovered the mastermind of the crisis in the area was from the Niger Republic.....The immediate cause was the fight between a Nigerien and a lady in the market while the remote cause was the leadership tussle at the Shasa Market.
See the frightening reality of the situation Buhari have put this country into? A Nigerien is boldly confronting a Nigerian woman thereby lightening a fuse that will lead to the cascade of events wherein innocent hausa became victims.

This is just one among the many Nigeriens perhaps staying illegally in this nation.How on earth did a Nigerien became this bold to stir a fight outside his home country that will take this course is simply because he sees Nigeria as a conquered nation given the unholy alliance Mr president have with his home nation.

Remember a delegation from two Nigerien states of Maradi & ........ crossed our borders to partake in Buhari's 2018 campaign rally in Kano.Now the railway he is building to terminate in that country via Kano.A president violating the sovereignty of a country @ will.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Monogamy: 6:17am On Feb 16
shocked

2 people have misunderstanding, tens already died, houses destroyed while thousands are currently displaced...

That's the Africa way of handling issues even in the 21st century...

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Fahdiga(m): 6:28am On Feb 16
They should go and never bother to return

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by juvewalex(m): 6:44am On Feb 16
Respect your hosts and stop leadership tussles with them . We have also lived far away from our state of origin and we were not killed or molested because we accorded our hosts with their due respect.

Aside the online noise between Yoruba and Igbo , you don hear any sort of confrontation to cause unrest between them . Why always Hausa/fulani ?

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by zangaozanga(m): 6:47am On Feb 16
Wahala truely be like bicycle

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by zangaozanga(m): 6:48am On Feb 16
Fahdiga:
They should go and never bother to return
mumu werey

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by yanabasee1(m): 6:50am On Feb 16
Why are they trying to push this blame to the Nigeriens?

Just so we'd perceive all Fulanis to be law abiding citizens?

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by johnmartus(m): 6:50am On Feb 16
Government should takeover all the markets appoint someone to administer the affairs of the market.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by cocolacec(m): 6:54am On Feb 16
Racoon:

See the frightening reality of the situation Buhari have put this country into? This is just one among the many of this national perhaps staying illegally in this natio.A Nigerien is boldly confronting a Nigerian woman triggering a fuse that will lead to the cascade of events that followed thereafter wherein innocent hausa became victims.

How on earth did a Nigerien became this bold to stir a fight outside his home country that will take this course is simply because he sees Nigeria as a conquered nation given the unholy alliance Mr president have with that nation.

Remember a delegation from two Nigerien states of Maradi & ........ crossed our borders to partake in Buhari's 2018 campaign rally in Kano.Now the railway he is building to terminate in that country via Kano.A president violating the sovereignty of a country @ will.

They claimed he is Nigerien but the hausas shielded him from the police arrest and fought on his side.

My own be say na Togolese come burn Ibadan no be Yorubas.Liars trying to Change the narrative.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Iamgrey5(m): 7:07am On Feb 16
Well everyone knows how Yorubas in Nigeria are gentle

So Yorubas from Togo and Benin republic decided to fight on behalf of Yourubas in Nigeria.

So it was really Niger, Togolese and Beninese that were fighting each other

Abi since we all decide to be mad. cheesy

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:45am On Feb 16
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by PastorandMentor: 8:45am On Feb 16
I blame Buhari
They should go and meet him

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by ShootThemAll(f): 8:45am On Feb 16
Of what importance is BOLA TINUBU to Yoruba's?

Fulani terrorists are killing your people, taking your land and raping your women...

TINUBU SORO SOKE!!!! WEREY!!!!!!!

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by vincentjk(m): 8:45am On Feb 16
How would you keep someone's son as VP then making him a silent puppet at the same time?

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by oluwasegun007(m): 8:45am On Feb 16
They are going for ileya...

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Chukwutobi: 8:46am On Feb 16
I guess we need to remove this entitlement mentality from Nigerians too. I have seen cases where someone comes to a Hausa man to take items without the intention to pay and when the Hausa man asks for his money, the person will say it's "Owo Omo Onile" and this is after the Hausa man has paid Local Government and Several market dues.

An average local Yoruba youth does not want to work; they want to get things for free and that's what they use "It's my father's land" for.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by ednut1(m): 8:46am On Feb 16
If northerners start their own make we no cry o.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by gambia(m): 8:46am On Feb 16
The country is bleeding seriously, for how long will all these continues.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by FastLane25(m): 8:46am On Feb 16
Omo e don red for them

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by 005t0: 8:46am On Feb 16
Make them not come back ooo
Let each people go back to their states

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by mayorkent: 8:47am On Feb 16
It has begun... The owners of this country go def react

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by aleeyus(m): 8:47am On Feb 16
SaD

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by amnesty7: 8:47am On Feb 16
It is a shame on all civilised people of Oyo who allow such. People that you have lived with for so long, you just allow some illiterates to murder them in cold blood and destroy their properties. The biggest shame on Makinde who, as the chief security officer of the state, looked the other way. Kudos to all the brave people who have spoken against this injustice. For those that support it, you are left with your conscience.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Odua1stson: 8:47am On Feb 16
Good riddance to bad rubbish
They should leave and never come back bcuz we don't want you terrorists on our land again. Enough is enough

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by 0botime: 8:47am On Feb 16
Northern governors hypocrisy stinks
Hundreds of peop5are killed weekly in their states by bandits and bokoharam but they turned blind eyes,
Few of their people are killed in Ibadan and suddenly they care.

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by Beverlyjean(f): 8:47am On Feb 16
Hmmm.... Southerners in the North should b careful...this might b a strategy to plan a reprisal attack on Southerners in the North...

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by setobaba: 8:47am On Feb 16
We move is involve
Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by ratiken(m): 8:48am On Feb 16
This is exactly Buhari's plan. Leaving sorrow, tears and blood in his trail.

Buhari's target legacy is to leave behind a badly battered and divided country with Jihadist running havoc through the nooks and crannies of this country.

But again, will Nigerians learn?..... NO. Nepotism and tribalism is at the core of the mindset of the average nigerian

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Re: Shasa Crisis: Northerners Leaving Ibadan In Droves by ZACHIE: 8:48am On Feb 16
we once left Kano in droves.
Let them bear. it is for a small season. We will be okay.

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