Police Commissioner Orders Hausa, Yoruba Communities To Form Peace C’ttee

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Umaru Manko, on Tuesday directed the Yoruba and the Hausa communities in the Ketu-Mile 12 area to set up a 12-man peace committee.

Manko gave the directive at the meeting he held with representatives of the two ethnic groups at the State Command Headquarters, Ikeja, as part of efforts to promote mutual relationships in the area.

Manko directed that the committee should also have some senior police officers as members.

Alhaji Haruna Mohammed led the Hausa representatives to the meeting, while Mr Ashowade Adesina led the Yoruba delegates.

During the peace meeting, both groups agreed on the need to promote peace and mutual understanding among themselves, claiming that a clash which occurred in the area on Sunday was blown out of proportion.

The delegates accused hoodlums of taking advantage of the incident to cause mayhem.

Police spokesman Joseph Jaiyeoba had said that the clash was caused by the death of a man, allegedly beaten up by members of group on the suspicion of a stealing a motorcycle.

Jaiyeoba said that one person had been arrested in connection with the incident.

He said that the peace committee would start meeting after its inauguration by the police commissioner.

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