Nigeria: An ethnic clash in Osun State lasted two days has caused at least 5 deads

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An ethnic clash in Osun State between Yorubas and Hausas has caused at least 5 deads and many injuried. The crisis started in the ancient area of Sabo (mainly occupied by Hausas) and it lasted two days, destroying properties and shops. Still on wednesday Ife indigenes were seen going around Sabo with machetes, knives and other dangerous equipment. Residents reported that the conflict had begun when a vehicle driven by a Yoruba man hit the wife of a Hausa trader, which led some youth to attack the vehicle with machetes. Right when the situation seemed to be rebrought under control, members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, went for a reprisal attack causing an escalation of violence. The angry mob then tried to force the entrance of Sabo and attacked some Hausa traders. Due to the continued breach of the peace in the area, The Osun State government declared a curfew (from 6 pm to 7 am) in the ancient area of Sabo, taking effects from wednesday to friday. The Government also wars those who are involved in these acts, to end them immediately.

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