Just hours after the Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the state due to the clash between Hausa community and a section of Yoruba residents in Ado-Editi, the popular Oja Oba market in the capital city has been razed down.
Over 50 shops and houses in the market were burnt down by unknown persons in the early hours of Friday.
The market, situated directly opposite the king’s palace, and populated by people of different ethnic groups, majorly the Yorubas, was razed at about 2am on Friday.
Although goods worth millions of naira were destroyed, efforts made by men of the Fire Service to put out the fire prevented the entire market from being razed down.
Sources said the state government is planning to relocate Hausas at Atikankan area of Ado Ekiti to another location because of their high concentration at Shasha on Ikere Road.