Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the killings in Shasha Market area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Recall that three people were reportedly killed in a clash between Hausa speaking people and the Yorubas at Shasha Market.
It was learnt that the disturbing event led to the destruction of shops and properties by hoodlums who took advantage of the clash. It was reported that residents were forced to flee the troubled area around 5:30 pm.
Some lucky residents were said to have hurriedly picked a few clothes with them as they were unsure whether the violence would not escalate. Confirming the report to newsmen, police operatives revealed that one person died in the attack, contrary to the claims by traders.
Consequently, Governor Seyi Makinde ordered the closure of the market with immediate effect and declared a curfew.
Reacting, Fani-Kayode in a tweet wrote: “I condemn the targetting and killing of innocent and defenceless Nigerian citizens that took place in Shasha, Ibadan.
“I commend the efforts of Gov. Makinde of Oyo State for restoring peace and I call for restraint from all sides. Killing innocent people is totally unacceptable.”