Metro Nigeria: Police Arrest 21 Over Yoruba-Hausa Clash in Ile Ife [See Names]

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    The Nigeria Police force has announced the arrest of 21 suspects over the killings and destruction of property in Ile-Ife, Osun State on March 8 following a reported clash between Yorubas and Hausas in the area.

    According to Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, suspects arrested are Eluwole Akeem, Kuburat Eluwole, Ayoola Abimbola, Bello Wahab, Taiwo Fakuwajo, Ademola Ademiluyi, Peter Omisope, Adefisan Isaac, Adelekan Kehinde and Elufisan Akintoye.

    Others were Omisanmi Isaac, Olanrewaju Daniel, Seyi Akinyobo, Adejube Monday, Olanrewaju Adebayo, Akanbi Adeyinka, Obimankinde Samuel, Zakariyu Abdulyekini, Bamidele Elusanmi, Jimoh Sakiru and Clement Kehinde.

    He explained that 39 suspects were arrested after the crisis and 18 were released after diligent investigation for want of evidence against them.

    Moshood said the remaining 21 were found culpable for direct and indirect participation in the killing of innocent people.

    He spoke in Abuja on Monday while parading the suspects.

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