BEVERLY HILLS, March 15, (THEWILL) – Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that twenty people have been arrested in connection with last week’s violence in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
He made this known when the Senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, visited him in Osogbo, the state capital, in a condolence visit to the Governor.
Aregbesola said the suspects will be punished insisting that the people that people of the state are peaceful.
Kwankwaso on his part, described as rumours reports that Hausa people in Ife have been migrating from the state saying commentators should be careful with reports about the issue so as not to spark another Crisis in other parts of the country.
“I want to appeal to our reporters to be mindful of how they report the crisis so that it won’t lead to a reprisal attack in other parts of the country,” Kwankwaso said.
“We should be mindful of what we write and use on our conventional media and social media as well, we need some sense of responsibility from our media houses.
“We are not saying you should not do your job, but you should know that you also have a responsibility of maintaining peace in our society.
“I am using this opportunity to appeal to the Hausa community in Ife and around Osun to embrace peace and continue to live together in unity with their Yoruba hosts.
“Wherever you find yourself is your home and you should ensure it is peaceful.”
Kwankwaso was later accompanied by Aregbesola to the scene of the crisis.