4 Northern govs visit Makinde over Ibadan Shasha market crisis


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Governors from four Northern states, on Monday evening visited Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, in Ibadan, over the recent clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at Shasha market in Ibadan.

The visiting governors were, Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, Abubakar Bello of Niger and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state.

The governors arrived at the Oyo State Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, at exactly 7 pm and went into a closed-door meeting with Makinde.

A source at the meeting disclosed to newsmen that Makinde will, on Tuesday, lead the visiting governors to Shasha community, for an on-the-spot assessment of the market, as well as meet with various stakeholders in the crisis, with a view to arriving at amicable solutions.

Also present at the meeting were the Special Adviser on Security to Makinde, Mr Fatai Owoseni; Special Assistant on Community Relations (Arewa Community), Alhaji Ahmad Murtala, among other stakeholders.

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