Ile-Ife, an ancient town Osun State, was thrown into turmoil few days ago as Yoruba and Hausa took up arms against each other in the Sabo area of the town.
The Magaji of Hausa community in Ile- Ife and secretary to the central mosque in the town, Alhaji Nasir Magaji, said that over 50 people died in the fracas.
A community leader in Ile-Ife, who identified himself as Chief Adewale Adejoba also confirmed that over 50 people died in the crisis.
Magaji told journalists that many Hausa men fled the town for secured places to avoid being killed.
“Those killed among us are more than 50 and the corpses of those killed were in front of Ife Central Mosque,” he said. The bodies had been deposited at the state hospital in Ile-Ife. It was learnt that trouble started when a Hausa man living at Sabo area of the town was accused of sleeping with the wife of an Ife man. The husband was reportedly devastated when he discovered that the man had slept with his wife.