Shasha crisis:Yoruba community leader in northern States appeals for calm, restrain

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..Alleges anxiety, uneasiness

By Achadu Gabriel, kaduna

Leaders of Council of Yoruba community Northern states and Abuja have passionately appealed for calm and restraint among the people in the region.
The appeal is contained in a statement issued in kaduna on Thursday following the alleged palpable tension and fear occassioned as a result of reports of Shasha crises occurred in ibadan, Oyo state capital.
The President of Yoruba community Alhaji Yinka Olapade, who signed the release stated that Shasha crises which originated from the area of Ibadan is generating anxiety and uneasiness in towns and cities around the country.

Olapade stressed that the statement is in “response to the palpable air of fear occasioned by reports from Ibadan on the Shasha crisis.
“This event which originated from a Shasha area of Ibadan
is now generating anxiety and uneasiness in towns and cities around the country”, he stated.

The president stressed that unconfirmed reports showed that several lives and properties were lost and destroyed during the fracas “which root causes cannot be traced to anything other than deep seated prejudices and primordial sentiments.

Yoruba community added that while they commiserated with all people affected, “we wish to appeal that we all bury our hatchets and begin to lay a
foundation for enduring peace and progress in our society.

The body therefore appealed
for genuine peace processes that should be instituted in Shasha and all other flash
points across the country.

The community stated that the Initiatives already taken by governors, should be
actively supported and promoted by all to ensure communal peace and harmony.
According to the statement, the Federal and State governments should work harder to ensure social harmony, doused out tribal hatred and suspicions and engendering trust
amongst their peoples.

“Our legislators at Federal and State levels shouid set in motion a review of
our laws with a view to removing or reviewing those that constitute impediments
to our peaceful co-existence.

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