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Hausa/Yoruba Clash: Hon. Gumi calls for calm, condemns killings

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Hon. Sulaiman Abubakar Gumi, member representing Gummi/Bukkuyum Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has called on Northerners and all other warring parties affected by the violent crisis that rocked Shasha market in Oyo State to remain calm and allow the State Government and law enforcement authorities to act appropriately.

Gumi in a press statement issued by his Press Secretary Samuel Vincent commends the timely intervention of Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo State and expressed confidence in his ability to justly resolve the issue. Adding that leaders on both sides of the divide must act quickly to complement Governor Makinde’s efforts.

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He said: “I commend Governor Seyi Makinde’s timely intervention and believe in his ability to justly resolve the crisis. As a people, we must realise we already have so much to contend with; we must not allow minor misunderstanding to degenerate and compound our already existing complex insecurity challenge.

“I called on Yoruba and Hausa leaders in the country to swiftly complement Governor Makinde’s efforts by calling for restraint and forestalling reprisals in their localities.”

While condemning the loss of lives as result of the crisis, the lawmaker sympathised with all the affected families.

“I wish to condemn the deaths recorded as a result of the crisis, these deaths are avoidable if only we learn to tolerate ourselves. My heart goes out to families of the victims and all those who lost properties as a result of the crisis.”

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