2 Killed as Transport Workers, Phone Dealers Reportedly Clash in Ibadan

2 Killed as Transport Workers, Phone Dealers Reportedly Clash in Ibadan

  • A violent clash between transport workers and phone sellers has reportedly led to the death of two persons in Ibadan
  • Another account of the incident said the clash had to do with the tension between rival transport workers' groups in the state
  • Some aggrieved youths reportedly carried the body of one of the two dead victims to the Oyo state government secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan in protest

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Iwo Road, Ibadan - Some members of the Park Management System (aka PMS boys) clashed with phone dealers in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan on Wednesday evening, June 16.

Premium Times cited anonymous sources as saying that at least two people lost their lives in the violent incident.

Legit.ng gathered that an individual who bought a phone from a store in Iwo Road was reportedly duped by the seller.

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Clash between Transport Workers, Phone Dealers Reportedly Cause 2 Deaths in Ibadan
A violent clash between transport workers and phone sellers has reportedly led to the death of two persons in Ibadan, Oyo state. Photo credit: Seyi Makinde
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After making payment and finding out he had been defrauded, the unnamed buyer tried to retrieve his money but was allegedly beaten up by the dealers.

An eyewitness whose name was not revealed said the person later went to bring transport workers which led to the crisis between the park managers and the phone dealers.

Premium Times stated that it obtained video and pictures of two people who reportedly lost their lives in the incident.

In its report, The Nation also stated that two people were killed in the tragic incident. The park managers were said to have attacked the phone sellers and shop owners.

They also allegedly destroyed kiosks, show glasses and looted numerous items.

The newspaper, however, linked the incident with the tension between the park managers and the members of the proscribed National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state.

It was gathered that a member of the NURTW and another person identified as Ahmed died in the incident.

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Youths in the area who knew the second victim later carried the corpse and headed to the Oyo Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan in protest.

They reportedly dropped the corpse by the entrance of the Governor’s Office, calling on Governor Seyi Makinde to see what the PMS boys have done.

The governor, however, did not attend to them while the protest lasted.

After much persuasion, the corpse of Ahmed was later taken to the morgue in a state government branded ambulance.

Insecurity: Prominent Yoruba monarch, Emir of Kano meet

Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, disturbed by the level of attacks on residents and settlers in Oyo state, especially in Ibadan, recently hosted the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and the Etsu Nupe Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, to address the lingering issue.

The monarch said the safety of the residents and the settlers is very important to him.

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Legit.ng gathered that Ado Bayero and Etsu Nupe discussed the protection of non-indigenes in their respective domains. The monarchs also deliberated on the need for royal fathers to drive the efforts of ensuring the safety of lives and property.

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Beggars evacuated in Ibadan

In other news, the Oyo state government has commenced the evacuation of beggars from the shanties on Jemibewon Road, Mokola-Sabo area of Ibadan to the newly built Akinyele resettlement centre in the metropolis.

Legit.ng's regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reported that the resettlement centre which started months ago, was formally opened in the early hours of Tuesday, June 15.

This followed a tour of the new site by Arewa community leaders and representatives of the beggars on Saturday, June 12.

Source: Legit

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