Hoodlums have, once again reportedly, taken to the streets to unleash terror on residents of Wesley College area of Ibadan leaving one dead and others injured.
While speaking with newsmen earlier today in Ibadan, the National President of Soludero Hunters Association, Oba Wahab Ajijola Anab, said the hoodlums, numbering about 700, took over key areas in Ibadan like Labo, Orita Aperin, Elekuro, Kosodo, Oranyan, on Tuesday, where they used dangerous weapons to wound residents of the areas.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a man was stabbed to death in Kosodo area while others were injured.
“The hoodlums came from neighbouring streets. They used pistols, animal bones, bottles to stab and wound people” he said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident, saying police have restored normalcy to the affected areas.
“Information from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area indicated that some hoodlums as early as 7:30am started violent attacks at Wesley area.
“The remains of one person who was stabbed to death during the fracas have been deposited at the morgue of Adeoyo State Hospital.
“Five persons sustained injuries and one person was arrested by the police.
“The violence started few days ago and each time police moved in to restore order, the hoodlums would regroup somewhere else and start another round of violence .
“But, we have restored normalcy and we are also envisaging a reprisal attack because of one person who was stabbed to death.
“We have maintained a heavy security presence there to prevent reoccurrence of any violence in the affected areas.” Fadeyi said.