Hausa community, police sue for peace, tolerance in Lagos
After the bloody crisis, which broke out between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife in Osun State, that resulted to the loss of lives and property, the Hausa community in Lagos has canvassed for peace and tolerance among all ethnic nationalities in the country.
The Hausa community leaders in the state began the peace campaign with a courtesy call on the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Kayode Aderanti, where they urged the police to be partners in their crusade for peace and tolerance among all ethnic groups in Lagos and Ogun states.
The Arewa delegation, which was led by the Seriki Hausawa Agege, Alhaji Musa Mohammed, had representatives of the Nupe, Ibira, Hausa and Ilorin indigenes.
Spokesperson of the delegation, Alhaji Kabir Dina, said their visit was necessitated by the Ile-Ife crisis and borne out of their need to seek peaceful co-existence with their host community. He stated further that they have done a lot of sensitisation to avoid reprisal attacks that can lead to breakdown of law and order.
In his response, Aderanti assured the delegates that strategies have been put in place to forestall any reprisal attack. He said the Ile-Ife incident was an unfortunate one that would not be allowed to be replicated in the states under the zone.
The AIG charged them to continually partner with security agents and live harmoniously with their host communities, as the police would do everything necessary to ensure Nigeria remains peaceful for all and sundry.