Two die in Ibadan Iwo road crisis

Police is still investigating clashes on Ibadan Iwo road which has so far claimed at least two lives.

The police public relations officer in Oyo state, Adewale Osifeso told newsmen there will be a press release when investigations are concluded.

‘Ibadan Iwo road crisis’ – Things we know so far

The crisis claimed two lives on Wednesday when fight broke out between members of road transport union [NURTW] and Park Management System [PMS].

Reports say Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier banned the National Union of Road Transport Workers and replaced them with PMS.

Two people died when men of the PMS under one Mr Mukaila Lamidi [AKA Auxiliary] allegedly attacked shop owners on Iwo road in Ibadan the Oyo state capital.

The attacks are the continuation of the fights that have been going on since Monday between Mr Mukaikla’s camp and a banned NURTW camp.

Eyewitnesses say the attackers attacked indiscriminately, broke into shops and looted a phone shops.

They said one NURTW member died in the fight and others sustained serious injuries.

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state says he has visited the scene of the Iwo Road incident.

The governor in a facebook post said the loss of lives during the fight was unfortunate and wasn’t supposed to happen.

” I give you my word that we will make sure everyone involved in the dastardly act is brought to book,” the governor wrote.

Fresh reports say another attack happened today to revenge the killings but police are yet to confirm, they say investigation is still going on.


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