Some northern governors alongside Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Tuesday visited Shasha Market in Ibadan the state capital to assess the destruction at the scene of the clash between Yoruba and Hausa communities.
The governors include Abdulahi Ganduje of Kano State; Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara and Abubakar Sanni of Niger States.
They were accompanied by security agents as they went round the market to assess the level of damage done.
The delegation later went into consultations with the Seriki Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin after which they visited the Baale of Shasha to appeal to both sides to stop hostilities and forge a more formidable bond for peaceful coexistence.
Meanwhile, the town hall meeting, which lasted about two hours, reviewed the origin of the crisis which escalated on Friday leaving casualties and destruction in its trail on both sides.
Noting that the two ethnic groups had co-existed mutually for several years without a serious face-off of this magnitude, the governors linked the crisis to a lack of understanding.
However, Makinde reminded the gathering that the two ethnic groups had fused together, “Our people have inter-married.”
Bagudu, who also lamented about the sad incident between the two groups, however, promised that the northern governors would give necessary support to Governor Makinde in restoring normalcy and redeeming the lost property.
The delegation had earlier came into Ibadan on Monday night to visit the area where violence raged last Friday leading to the destruction of lives and property