Ife crisis: Ooni inaugurates peace committee

Mar 11 2017 - 10:55pm

Ooni Eniitan Ogunwusi:

News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the traditional ruler said this when he inaugurated a truth and reconciliation committee to ensure peace between the Hausa community and Yorubas in the ancient city in his palace on Saturday in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

“Thank God for the normalcy, I commend Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, for being proactive and the security agents for their efforts towards ending the crisis,” he said.

Ooni condemned the actions of those behind the fracas of last Wednesday and expressed optimism that they will soon be apprehended and made to face the full wrath of the law.

He assured the residents that the situation had been brought under control by the government and promised that such mayhem will not be allowed to occur again.

The monarch admonished the Hausa community not to retaliate, saying that the Abuja motor park will be relocated from Sabo, while the police station will be located too.

The Monarch urged all the Yoruba people to always embrace the Hausa and other ethnic groups as their brothers to enjoy maximum peaceful co-existence.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Committee is chaired by Obalufe of Ireland, Oba Idowu Adediwura; other members are the Jaran of Ife, High Chief Ademola Adeyeye; Wasin of Ilare, High Chief Zacheus Olasode.

NAN reports that others are: Seriki Hausa of Ife, Alhaji Mamuda Mandagali; Ezendigbo of Ife, Ezekiel Onyejekde; Okobairo of Urobo, David Akpomedaye; Chairman Modakeke Progressive Union, Alhaji Tajudeen Oke and security agencies, while Sen. Babajide Omoware is the adviser for the committee.

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