No fewer than two people were reported killed in Oke Itunu, Ibadan North Local Government area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Friday.
Our correspondent gathered that the development forced some residents of Coca Cola, Leventist, Ajibade, Ajegunle, Oke- Itunu and neighboring communities have deserted their homes and shops.
Oyoecho gathered that the residents fled the areas for fear of being attack by hoodlums.
Our correspondent gathered that the crisis that led to the death of the two residents started when a suspected robber was arrested and killed by the residents of the area on Thursday.
Following the development, however some hoodlums regrouped themselves and storm the area shooting and destroying property as reprisal attack on the residents.
Our correspondent gathered from residents of the area that the hoodlums later storm the area around 4.pm and shot two people.
Our correspondent who visited the area Friday morning observed that majority of the shops in the area have been shut, while most of the houses in the area have been deserted.
Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi when contacted confirmed the incident to reporters in Ibadan 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.
He said, “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 repentance attack and shot at the 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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