The Ondo State Police Command has said it has begun investigation into a fight involving some followers of a masquerader and some members of the Hausa community at Old Garage area of Akure , the state Capital.
Eyewitness reports that the crisis started after some followers of the Akure masquerader disturbed the activities of the Hausa, who were selling at the Old Garage area.
The Hausa traders resisted which led to a clash that left many injured.
Some motorcycles were reportedly burnt, while some houses were torched.
Mr. Femi Joseph, state Police Public Relations Officer, said, “We learnt that some people who were following a masquerader had issues with some members of the Hausa community. But immediately we drafted our men there, normalcy was returned. We are still looking for the people that caused the crisis. If we arrest them, we will charge them to court.”
In related development, Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, Mr. Michael Adeyeye, said the palace was also investigating the matter.