Some angry residents have reportedly attacked Hausa in Ogwatoghose and Ikare areas of Ondo State on Sunday, in retaliation for an attack by gunmen on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owa-luwa Street, in the Owo Local Government Area which left over fifty people dead.
Speaking to Saharareporters, a chief in Owo town said some residents retaliated by attacking some Hausa people (ethnic nationality from Northern Nigeria) in some areas of the town.
The chief described the attackers as miscreants and hapless individuals who only used the opportunity to loot.
He said, ”There is a place where the Hausas buy and sell aluminium and iron material. They were beaten and their goods were destroyed. It happened at Ogwatoghose (Owatowse) Street.
“Opportunities to loot were not ruled out. The same attack happened at the Ikare junction area as well. ”Some of the attackers are miscreants. To me, these are hapless people fending for themselves.”