The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose had on Thursday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the State due to the clash between Hausa community and a section of Yoruba residents in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. This was announced when the governor visited the Hausa community at Atikankan area of Ado Ekiti, said it would last between 6p.m and 6a.m. daily.
The Governor ordered the security agencies to arrest anyone found roaming the streets in defiance of the curfew.
“I plead with you to allow peace to reign. Nigeria belongs to all of us, whether you are Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba. I assure you that the perpetrators and sponsors of this evil act will not go unpunished’’, he said.
The violence was a culmination of previous acts of harassment of the Hausas, the head of the Hausa community, Sarkin Adamu, said.
While the attackers were on rampage, shops belonging to the Hausas were destroyed, burnt or looted, Mr. Adamu a witnesses explained that during the rampage, his shop was looted.
“When the violence started, I called the police, State Security Service and the traditional ruler of the town, Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, making three authorities,” Mr. Adamu said. “However, it did not stop. It was even when the police came that the situation became worse.”