Residents of Oja’ba area in Ibadan claimed six persons were killed when hoodlums in the area clashed on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, trouble started when a group named Idowu Boys, teamed up with another group, Zaccheus Boys, to attack an unnamed group.
“Idowu Boys said they had an unfinished business with the other group after a recent clash. The members said they would attack the group after joining forces with Zaccheus Boys on Tuesday evening, so there was commotion in the area. We had to close our shops and stayed indoors because of what happened in the past.
“From what I heard, Idowu Boys said the other group killed one of their members recently and that they were prepared to take their revenge on them. They ambushed them around Gege, leading to a fight that left three dead. We later heard that six persons eventually died in the clash,” an eyewitness told The Punch.
Another eyewitness said the hoodlums originally fought with broken bottles and sticks, but as the fight escalated guns and other weapons were used.
The Public Relations Officer of the Oyo State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said police had restored calm in the area.
He said only one person was killed in the clash.
“Only one person died. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a 24-hour security coverage of the affected areas with a view to protecting lives and property. Some arrests have been made. Normalcy has returned.”
Source: The Punch