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Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

On Wednesday, March 8, there was pandemonium in Sabo, a Hausa-dominated community in Ile-Ife, Osun state, where many lives and properties were destroyed.

According to reports, trouble began when a Hausa man allegedly slapped a Yoruba woman whose shop he was said to have always messed up.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Some members of the Hausa community discussing after their return to base. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

NAIJ.com journalist who traveled to Ile-Ife to ascertain the true state of things, gathered that the Hausas suffered more damages than their Yoruba counterparts.

Majority of the shops and houses that were pulled down belong to Yorubas, but were occupied by the Hausas where they trade and live.

Some of the elders in the community discussing the way forward after losing properties and loved ones during the clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

When we visited on Friday, March 17, the Hausas were seen in a lively mood despite the huge loss they suffered during the impasse which we learnt did not last for up to one hour.

Security officials were still on ground in the community as at the time of the visit, since the people were still living in fear of a repetition of the violent acts.

One of the deserted houses after the clash left many dead on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Although sanity has returned to the community, the Hausa residents were still agitating and were feeling cheated after their loss seemed irreparable.

NAIJ.com's photojournalist, Emmanuel Osodi, captured the activities of the Hausas on Saturday morning and we present them thus:

This inscription on the remnant of a burnt building says it all... Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Women return to their cooking activities as they recover from the loss suffered in the course of the clash. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Children running freely after their families returned to their homes in Sabo area of Ile-Ife, Osun state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Which way, guys? These elders seem to be thinking of a way forward after the communal clash on Wednesday, March 8. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

The youths wouldn't accept the fate that befell them even though there was little they could do. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

These men just returned to Sabo community after the incident which left over 40 people dead. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

"Ife people are bad, but not all of them. Thank you for what you have done for us," says this man during breakfast. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Back to base... These guys are taking breakfast after their return to their base. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

The look on their faces shows a lot of grief. Has peace totally returned to Sabo community? Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

Hausas return to Sabo community after inter-tribal clash with Yorubas

Homeless... Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.

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