The Oyo State Police Command on Friday confirmed fresh attacks by suspected rival hoodlums in Ibadan, the state capital.
For several hours on Thursday and early hours of Friday, thugs in their scores were said to have rendered many homeless in Odo-Oba, Idi-Ope and suburbs of Idi-Arere in Ibadan South-East Local Government Area of the state.
An eyewitness told our correspondent that the people of the area were subjected to palpable fears as thugs engaged in a violent clash, vandalising houses and vehicles in the affected areas.
Dotun Olalere, a resident of Odo-Oba, said, “Many of the residents fled as hoodlums in a violent rivalry clash sacked many from their homes.
“Many vehicles parked along the roads in the affected spots were vandalised, with many people sustaining injuries before the police arrived, hours after,” Olalere added.
The police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the clash, denied casualties in the fracas and said normalcy had since been restored.