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Five injured as Yoruba, Hausa youths clash in Osogbo

The clash between some Yoruba and Hausa youths on Wednesday in Osogbo, Osun State, has left five people reportedly injured and various properties destroyed.
The crisis, which also led to the shut-down of schools and businesses, occurred in the Sabo area of Osogbo.
According to a resident of the area, identified as Seye, the Hausa youths were said to be smoking Indian Hemp, when a touch light was focused on them.
This, he told our correspondent, subsequently angered the youths, who started to attack houses of some Yorubas in the area.
Seye said the incident started around 1am on Wednesday. “I guess the Hausa youths felt unsafe with the torch focused on their nefarious activities and they started destroying properties.”
He, however, said it took the intervention of security agencies to bring safety to the Yorubas in the area, as t‎he hoodlums fled when the police arrived the scene around 2am.
‎A trader in the Sabo area, Mr. Olawale Jimoh, who lamented that his shop was attacked, said: “I have no grudges with anybody before I closed for the day on Tuesday, but I was surprise when I was called by neighbours this morning that my shop has been destroyed by the Hausa youths in the area,” he said.
When contacted on telephone, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, said there was “no crisis anywhere in the state.”

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