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Ooni and Emir Sanusi meet on Ife ethnic clash

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The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, on Wednesday hosted the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, th monarch said he was in Ife to formally congratulate Ooni on his ascension to the throne and to appreciate him for his role following the recent clash between Hausas and Yorubas in Ife. The clash caused the death of at least 46 people, according to the police. The emir thanked his host and the people of Ife for the warm reception given to him and prayed for the continued relationship between Kano Emirate and Ife Kingdom. He added that: “My visit here today is a happy and sad one. It is a happy one because it is an opportunity for me to come and formally congratulate you on your enthronement and it is a sad one because it is in connection with the sad incidence that occurred at Ile-Ife recently”. Mr. Sanusi also commended the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, for setting up a commission of enquiry to look into the matter and immediate cause of the incident and to recommend appropriately so as to avoid future re-occurrence and to ensure that justice is done.

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