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Fagba Pledges Peace As Army Convenes Yoruba, Hausa Meeting

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Zainab Sanni

Fagba community leaders have attributed the violence during the #EndSARS protest last week, to impatience and anger.

The Yoruba and Hausa community leaders who stated this Tuesday at a meeting organised by the Commander of the 9th Brigade, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Etsu-Ndagi, promised to promote peaceful co-existence in Ifako-Ijaiye/Ojokoro areas of Lagos State.

At the meeting which held at the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area Office, the commander, represented by Col. Ibrahim Umar, sympathised with those who lost their loved ones and valuables.

He however warned troublemakers to desist, as the government would not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with them.

The community leaders
Maj-Gen. Etsu-Ndagi said the brigade convened the meeting as part of its civic engagement initiatives aimed at promoting peace among Nigerians.

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Chairman of Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Apostle Oloruntoba Oke and his Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA) colleague Hakeem Tijani praised the youth for protecting government assets and not turning the incident to an opportunity to foment crisis.

They said the meeting was organised to educate the leaders on the need for the residents to live peacefully.

The Seriki Fulani of the Abattoir Hausa Community, Alhaji Al-Amin Bashir, thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and community leaders for stopping violence in the areas.

He said the Hausa community was committed to a peaceful co-existence with their Yoruba neighbours.

A representative of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ojokoro LCDA, Sola Agbayewa, said the youth must be praised for their role in quelling the violence.

The Chairman, Fagba Community Development Association (CDA), Femi Agbalajobi, hailed the state government and the council chairmen for ensuring the return of peace to Fagba.

The lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency II, Mr. Rasheed Makinde, urged the Yoruba and Hausa communities to sheathe their swords and live together peacefully.

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