The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order a probe of last Friday’s clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders in Shasha community in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
This was made known in a statement signed by Yinka Oguntimehin, OPC Publicity Secretary, on Sunday.
According to the OPC, a minor misunderstanding degenerated into tribal crisis, leading to deaths and destruction of properties in the community.
The group noted that such a crisis could have been avoided, adding that an investigation is necessary in order to avert further violence.
The statement partly read: “I am using this opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident, so as to bring the culprits to book and also forestall further crisis.”
The OPC also expressed dismay at the report of a Divisional Police officer in charge of Ile-Igbon Division, Surulere Local Government Area of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Adepoju Ayodeji, shooting an operative of Amotekun for arresting Fulani herdsmen that allegedly destroyed a cassava farm.
“The police officer should be made to face the music for shooting an Amotekun corp.No matter who was involved and the circumstances surrounding the incident, the police boss should be professional enough to know when to pull the trigger.
“It is a grave error of judgment for such a senior officer of the police to shoot an Amotekun corp knowing full well that the Southwest security outfit was backed by the law,” the statement read.