As peace gradually returns to Shasha market in Ibadan, after the ethnic clash that occurred there last Friday, Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, has disclosed that the reason there has been no reprisal attack in the north was because governors of northern states with cosmopolitan cities have been working tirelessly to prevail on their indigenes.
Bagudu stated this while addressing stakeholders in Ibadan on Tuesday. He said governors of states such as Kano and Kaduna which have a large population of southerners, have been on the neck of leaders of thought, community leaders and activists to make them see reasons why a reprisal attack would put the country on fire.
The Kebbi governor, who was in Ibadan with governors of Zamfara, Niger and Kano States, said they arrived Monday evening to enable them get full briefing on the crisis from Governor Seyi Makinde and leaders of the Hausa and Yoruba communities at Shasha and Sabo area of the city.
“From what we gathered, we saw that there is an underlying issue about who controls the market. Such issues are best appreciated by participants. Whenever there is an issue, reckless people take advantage of it to wreak violence and steal and kill. They are all over the place. Many governors of cosmopolitan cities have been working hard in their states to prevent a retaliation. We have seen such in the #EndSARS protest,” Bagudu said.