The Nigerian Police Force has explained why only suspects of Yoruba extraction were arrested after Hausa and Yoruba tribes clashed in Ile Ife, Osun State, causing the death of several people.
According to Inspector-general of Police Idris Ibrahim today,
“You know we are police officers. Crime has no tribe. If you are a criminal, you are a criminal. Crime has no face; we don’t look at crime in the identity of where you are coming from. As far as you are a criminal and the police find you wanting, we apply the law.
“If you look at that Ife crisis, if you see how it started, it was just a disagreement between two people selling food along the road. So, you’ve to look at the dynamics of the country itself. Obviously, when you’ve such a situation, we’ve to react to it. We had to move in to ensure we provide some security to the people.”