Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff has appealed to the warring Hausa and Yoruba communities in Ile Ife, in the state Osun to sheath their swords.
The Deputy Speaker in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wole Oladimeji regretted that the crisis had led to loss of several lives and properties.
Lasun who emphasised harmonious relationship among ethnic groups stated that there is need to live and work together for the unity and growth of the country.
“It is most disturbing to hear that such crisis broke out among the two tribes that have been living together in that area for a very long time to the extent that several lives and properties were lost,” he said.
He noted that the unity of the country should be paramount in our mind irrespective of tribe and religion, so fighting ourselves would continue to elude us the great nation we are all clamouring for.
“We should always be our brothers’ keeper and learn how to tolerate one another instead of engaging in fight, thereby destroying our hard earn property.”
Lasun however, appealed for tolerance, perseverance and learn how to live together in harmony, and also to have it at the back of our mind that Nigeria is one indivisible country.