Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has ordered the immediate release of Hausas held captive by the Yoruba, following the crisis that ensued, Wednesday.
The leading traditional monach also warned that nothing untoward should happen to the over 300 Hausa, in the captivity of thire Yoruba hosts.
No fewer than 300 Hausa were taken captive by the Yoruba in the wake of the millee that engulfed mid week..
Oba Ogunwusi appealed to the warring factions to give peace a chance because, according to him, there is no gain in crisis.
Speaking through his media aide, Comrade Moses Olafare, the monarch said he had instructed some palace men to see to the rescue of the Hausa who were captured by the Ife.
He said peace would soon be restored between the two warring factions.
He said: “As Hausa are sojourners on this land of Ile-Ife likewise Ife indigenes live in other towns and cities across the country and in diaspora.
“Let’s give peace a chance and maintain peace and harmony in the land.”
Also, the Elejesi of Ejesi Kingdom, Ife, Oba Babatunde Awosunle, called on the two tribes to embrace peace