2 people killed as police, hoodlums clash in Oyo

by Olaniyi Afolabi

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It was pandemonium yesterday in Oje market Ibadan, Oyo state, as two people were killed in a clash between the police and some hoodlums.

Two policemen who were also injured in the clash are said to be receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

The incident has been confirmed by the state Public Relations Officer DSP Ilobanafor.

Read the report from Vanguard Newspapers below:

Vanguard gathered that some drivers and hoodlums engaged in a brawl when the latter attempted to extort the motorists.

On a tip-off, policemen at Agugu, led by their Divisional Police Officer,  ASP Timothy Adedeji went to the scene. In the process, it was gathered that the crowd booed the policemen and attempted to attack them. This, as stated by a source, made the policemen to fire warning shots to scare them.

It was gathered that it was during the chaotic situation a bullet hit a man and was said to have died instantly.

The mob was said to have attacked the policemen injuring them in the process and took away their rifles.

Speaking on the incident, the police spokesman said; “The mob later regrouped and went to Agugu Division apparently to attack the station. The situation was brought under control through reinforcement.”

Additional information had it that the policemen later saw the stolen rifle and tried to retrieve it.

This was said to have been resisted by the mob which allegedly  fired shots at the policemen.

According to reports, the stray bullet from the hoodlums hit a passer-by and the person also died. The situation has since been brought under control.

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