Ganduje’s aide bashes Buhari over Ibadan clashes, says president “2 tweets” not enough
Salihu Yakasai, a media aide to Kano State governor has criticised Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari over his management of issues related to the ethnic clash in Oyo State.
“@MBuhari your 2 tweets arent enough to end this barbarism,” Yakasai tweeted with his verified Twitter handle @Dawisu on Monday.
“Take action, & take action NOW b4 its too late,” he added.
Yakasai was suspended by Governor Umaru Ganduje in October after the aide criticized Buhari for his “zero empathy” in the wake of widespread protests against police brutality in the country.
His latest criticism of Buhari was in reaction to a footage on social media showing how some individuals, allegedly Hausas, were seen darting, with some loads, to an unknown destination.
A voice from the background of the footage was abusing the individuals.
The passing of Nissan Micra cars in local taxi colors of Ibadan indicates that the video was shot in the city.
The city is witnessing ethnic tension as members of Yorubas and Hausa communities faced off.
On Thursday at Shasha market in Ibadan, a clash erupted following a heated argument between a pregnant Yoruba woman and a Hausa porter over waste disposal.
The argument led to a violent clash between the Yorubas and the Hausas in the Shasha community after a cobbler named Shakirudeen Adéọlá, reportedly died from a hit by the porter while trying to broker peace between the woman and the porter.
Usman Yako, chair of the Hausa traders association at Shasha market, told Reuters by telephone at least 11 people from his ethnic group were killed in clashes at the market on Friday and Saturday.
The clash also led to the destruction of houses and shops in the community.
Until Sunday evening, Buhari was mute about the clash.
Buhari only appealed for calm in just two tweets.
“We will not allow any ethnic or religious groups to stoke up hatred and violence against other groups,” he wrote.
“The attacks, which led to the loss of lives and properties, must be investigated and perpetrators brought to justice,” rights group Amnesty International said in a statement, referring to the violence at Shasha market.
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