Ibadan boils but police say ‘it’s little violence’
The police say it is “little violence” as Ibadan boiled on Thursday with two persons killed.
The two were killed in a clash among youths of the Inalende, Abebi and Oopo areas.
The violent clash started on Wednesday when a group of youths from Inalende reportedly killed two people in Oopo, with the support of their counterparts from Abebi.
Oopo, Abebi and Inalende are neighbouring areas in the heart of Ibadan.
A witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, stated that clashes among youths in the affected areas had become rampant lately.
The witness said the youths in the area were still threatening to retaliate the killing of their members, notwithstanding the heavy presence of security agencies.
He said, “I am confirming it. I am a newspaper vendor in this area. But I don’t want you to mention my name. The two boys are already down (killed) as I speak with you. Although the police and NSCDC personnel were here to maintain peace, those guys were still threatening to retaliate the killing of their two members. I wish the police can still send more reinforcement to our area to ensure that more lives are not lost.”
Another witness explained, “They have killed two people already. We have yet to know those behind the attack.”
Police spokesman DSP Adewale Osifeso confirmed the incident but claimed nobody died.
“Yes, there was a little bit of violence in the area, and we have deployed adequate tactical operatives to maintain law and order. The divisional police officer of that area is there. No life was lost,” said Mr Osifeso.
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