Sunday, May 9

Makinde, Akeredolu Visit Sasa Market, Sue for Peace

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and his counterpart from Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN have appealed to residents and traders to remain calm following a mayhem which occurred between an indigene and settler in Sasa market, Akinyele local government area of Oyo state.
Governor Akeredolu who was in company of Governor Makinde visited the market to commiserate with the affected traders and residents in the area over their losses.
Addressing the warring factions at the popular Sasa market, Governor Seyi Makinde and the Chairman of the South West Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu enjoined the aggrieved groups to sheath their swords and give peace a chance.
They warned against reprisal attacks reminding the people that Nigeria is one and spread across the different geo-political zones of the country.
Speaking with newsmen after the exercise,Governor Makinde promised an immediate palliatives for the traders and residents of Sasa community who lost their abodes and properties to the clash.
The governor, who would later meet with the leaders of the market to find a lasting solution to the conflict, urged the security agents to step up their game and fish out those who were hiding under the crisis to perpetrate evils.
On the closure of the Sasa market and environs to further forestall the break down of law and order, Governor Makinde said the curfew was still in place.
Also, in an interview, Governor Akeredolu appealed to the people to allow the incumbent governor to take charge and resolve the matter amicably.
It would be recalled that a man was allegedly killed following a fight which occurred between an indigene and settlers at the market last Thursday resulting into reprisal attacks leading to loss of lives and properties.

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