Sasha Market Crisis: Soldiers Demanded N25, 000 Naira Each To Rescue Us- Shasa Chairman (Video).
Alhaji Bala Muhammed, the chairman of the Sasha Trader Association, speaks of the Sasha conflict, a war that erupted in Ibadan Oyo State between the Yoruba and the Hausa.
Alhaji Usman said, ” There is a boy who usually helped everyone who bought goods from our market to where they will get the bus to their destination. So this boy carried a tomato basket for a customer, but unfortunately he fell down in front of a women shop. He hurried quickly to the market to get another basket to pack the tomatoes. “
” The woman who owned the store now told the boy to pack the broken ones, but the boy said no, so he was grabbed by the woman. As the boy tried to run, he was beaten by a Yoruba boy from the other store, so that’s how the battle began. So, he hit a boy from Yoruba and he fell down. People rushed him to the hospital immediately. “
” There was a rumour in the following morning that the boy had died. Then the people of Yoruba began to gather around and start burning tyres. The Hausa man house is close to where the tyres were burned, the house was absolutely burned, and the Hausa people living in the house fled to the market. Before, nothing was happening on the market, but the Yoruba people began to burn every house of the Hausa people before they entered the market. “
” Our people even protect themselves when they threaten us, but when they started fighting them with weapons, our people run for their lives and we don’t know how to escape. The vehicle that came from North to deliver tomatoes set ablaze. “
” So, as we are trying to look for ways to escape, then we saw the troops. We asked them to help us, but before they could help us, they demanded money. This is how we each paid them 25, 000. First of all, I paid for my kids and some even paid 100, 000 in groups. For the service given, we all paid. A lot of Hausa people have died, but I don’t know the exact number of victims. It was the Yoruba people who took vengeance for the boy’s death, burning our land, our shops, and our houses. “
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