One Dead, Others Injured In Ibadan Fracas

One Dead, Many Injured In Ibadan Fracas

Two members of suspected cult groups clashed on Monday in Oke-Ado area of Ibadan, leading to the death of one person, with many others injured.

A residence of the area said that the fight began on Sunday night and became bloody on Monday. He said the deceased, identified simply as Tunde, was shot dead during the fracas.

The Oyo State Police Public Relation officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the incidence, said no one was killed and that the police had the area under control.

“The fight began at a social function between the two cult groups on Sunday and continued on Monday. Tunde, who was shot dead, was a member of Ladega family in the city. His body was on the Oke-Ado road for several hours. Peace in the entire Oke-Ado community was disturbed with residents moving out.

“Shop owners in Oke-Ade market hurried to close their shops for fear of being caught up in the clash and for fear of having their shops looted by the hoodlums. They used guns, machete and other dangerous weapons in the fight. It has become a usual occurrence in the area. Many vehicles and motorcycles were destroyed in the fight.” said the eyewitness who simply identified himself as Lateef.