The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has accused people of Fulani extraction of looking to start a war in the South-west.
Recall that three people were reportedly killed in a clash between Hausa speaking people and the Yorubas at Shasha Market.
It was learnt that the disturbing event led to the destruction of shops and properties by hoodlums who took advantage of the clash. It was reported that residents were forced to flee the troubled area around 5:30 pm last Friday.
Some lucky residents were said to have hurriedly picked a few clothes with them as they were unsure whether the violence would not escalate. Confirming the report to newsmen, police operatives revealed that one person died in the attack, contrary to the claims by traders.
Speaking with SaharaReporters on Monday, Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, said the Fulani are looking for war.
He said: “Fulanis are looking for war, that’s why there has been unceased and orchestrated violence in Ondo, Oyo states and these are signs that they are looking for war at all cost. Look at the Shasha killings, it’s uncalled for and after they have finished perpetrating the atrocities, they took to their heels, they are running away in droves.
“Their herdsmen are in the forests, their market men and women are causing violence in the market places and Garba Shehu says if the president talks, he will be seen as a talkative. So it’s clear what they are looking for, they want to throw Yorubaland into some war; we are being careful about this because we know what they want.
“That was what (Sani) Abacha was planning to do in his days while he was throwing money all over the world and people are saying Abacha did not steal, he was throwing money to fight South-West. They want to perpetrate this agenda and we know what they are planning to do.”