Residents of Ibadan Suburbs in Oyo State, like Coca Cola, Leventist, Ajibade, Ajegunle, Oke- Itunu and neighboring communities located North of Ibadan are reported to have deserted their homes and shops to escape what may be further reprisal attack from suspected hoodlums.
It was gathered on Friday that trouble started in Coca Cola area when a suspected thief was arrested by the residents of the area on Thursday and set ablaze.
It was further gathered that the killing of the suspect made some of his colleagues storm the area shooting and destroying property in the area.
An eyewitness who is a resident of the area disclosed that the hoodlums later storm the area around 4.pm that yesterday and shot two people.
He stressed that they came back early morning on Friday on same mission, however, majority of the shop owners hurriedly shut down, while most of the houses in the area were deserted.
Another shop owner at Ajibade said the hoodlums numbering about three on commercial motorcycle stormed the area around 4 pm and shot two people.
The shop owner who claimed anonymity said that a man and woman were killed during the onslaught.
He said that the man died as a result of the gunshot on Thursday while the woman, Toyin died Friday morning.
He stressed that the fear of being attacked made some of the residents to flee the area.
According to him, “It was terrible yesterday. They shot two people. One man and a woman. The man died yesterday, but the woman, her name is Toyin died today (Friday).”
Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi when contacted confirmed the incident on Friday.
Fadeyi who said the police has stationed its men in the area to forestall future occurrences, however said that Police confirmed the death of one person.
“The information I had is that they set ablaze a man suspected to be a thief Thursday morning.
“So, later three men suspected to be cultists went on a reprisal attack and shot at a man, one Ojo Jacob, about 58 years old, they shot him and ran away.
“Because of this incident, the Police went there to station some policemen and patrol vehicles in the area to forestall further attacks. The police there are presently monitoring the situation to forestall further attacks. The police are also trailing them for possible arest.”.
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