Northern Traders Chased Away By Residents In Ekpoma, Edo State.

A group of northerners were chased away from Ekpoma in Edo state by indigenes of the area few weeks ago.

According to Ajayi Obazu, the Hausa men were spotted in front of Ambrose Alli Hall, opposite the local government secretariat in Ekpoma after biking their motorcycles and were loading bags of groundnut into a truck.

The Hausa men revealed that they were travelling to Warri in Delta state, to offload the bags of groundnut. 

The residents who alleged that the men might have ulterior motive ahead of the election, chased them out of their community and followed them till they left. 

Meanwhile, some Nigerian internet users have condemned the action of the residents, labeling it as tribalistic and uncalled for.

Facebook user Paragon Iruonagbe Sylvester wrote; am from around Ekpoma, if there is a case of insecurity, it should be promptly reported to the security agents, we should not label all hausa people evil, lots of them are good people and have rights as Nigerians to live wherever they wish, but if any if them is involved in any crime whatsoever, that person should be made to face the law.