11 killed as two rival gangs clashed: Ibadan gang war

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The death toll in the gang war that started on Wednesday night in Ibadan, Oyo State capital has risen to 11 on Friday as two rival gangs clashed heavily in some communities in Ibadan metropolis.

The affected communities include Inalende, Abebi and Oopoyeosa in the Oyo State capital.

As gathered, the fight began between two rival gangs, which was said to have led to the killing of four persons believed to be members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) on Wednesday night.

A reprisal was reportedly staged on  Thursday night by aggrieved OPC members at Oopoyeosa, which was said to have led to the death of another seven members of one of the gangs.

A neighbour of the victims, Qudri Alausa, said: “”Eleven people were killed;. seven Oopo youths and four OPC. As I speak with you, the OPC has begun to mobilise their members to attack the Oopo youths again. In fact, we heard they have told the police to keep off the area.”

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, another resident of the area said: “It is true. Men of Operation Burst are everywhere but they are helpless. Police cannot do anything. We need government to mobilise soldiers to help them. We could not go to Jumat today. The area is very tense.”

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Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Adewale Osifeso, said he could not confirm the number of casualties, but he confirmed that there was civil disturbance in the areas.

His words: “The story is true. Investigations are ongoing to establish the number of casualties and circumstances that led to the incident.

“Meanwhile, additional operatives have been deployed to the scene to maintain law and order. You would be updated in due course, please.”

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