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One Dead, Five Injured As Hoodlums Clash In Ibadan

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One person was reportedly murdered while five others sustained an injury on Tuesday when hoodlums unleashed terror on residents of Wesley College area of Ibadan .

A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) that hoodlums attacked residents of Labo , Orita Aperin, Elekuro, Kosodo , Oranyan areas of Ibadan with dangerous weapons during a clash on Tuesday.

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The witness said that a man was stabbed to death in Kosodo area while others were injured .
“ The hoodlums came from neighbouring streets . They used pistols, animal bones , bottles to stab and wound people, ” he said .
When contacted , the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO ) in Oyo State , SP Olugbenga Fadeyi , confirmed the incident , saying police have restored normalcy to the affected areas.

“Information from the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO ) in the area indicated that some hoodlums as early as 7 . 30 am started violent attacks at Wesley area.

“ The remains of one person who was stabbed to death during the fracas have been deposited at the morgue of Adeoyo State Hospital.

“ Five persons sustained injuries and one person was arrested by the police.

“ The violence started few days ago and each time police moved in to restore order , the hoodlums would regroup somewhere else and start another round of violence .

“ But , we have restored normalcy and we are also envisaging a reprisal attack because of one person who was stabbed to death.

“ We have maintained a heavy security presence there to prevent reoccurrence of any violence in the affected areas , ” Fadeyi said .

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