One killed in Ibadan as fresh crisis brew in Shasha community


At least one person has been killed at Shasha community in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Saga Gist gathered that the deceased, identified as Idris was killed when a fresh crisis broke out in the early hours of Saturday in the area.

It was gathered that the deceased was allegedly shot by Amotekun operatives.

The deceased, popularly known as Kabaki, later died Saturday afternoon.

Saga Gist gathered that the killing of the deceased is creating tension in the area.

Some of the residents who spoke on Sunday noted that they are currently living in fear.

A resident claimed that the problem was a result of the invasion of a house by some thugs who robbed the inhabitants of their belongings.

“In the early hours of Saturday, some guys went to the house of one leader, perhaps after the man had gone to the mosque and they robbed people in the house. So, they alerted the Amotekun Corps.

“The Amotekun arrested some of these robbers but some people around the market blocked the Amotekun saying they could not arrest their people. I think those guys wanted to attack the Amotekun before one of them was shot”.

Another source, however, revealed that some traders who relocated to Akinyele were the ones responsible.

“The people at Akinyele (Iroko) were the ones who sent thugs to come and attack people at Shasha here’.

Our correspondent recalls that the fresh crisis at Shasha is coming five months after the crisis which claimed several lives was recorded in the community.

In February this year, the Shasha community witnessed series of killings when a Yoruba cobbler was allegedly killed by a man suspected to be a Hausa.

Several properties were affected during the crisis in February.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police command, Adewale Osifeso confirmed the death of the deceased in the fresh crisis.

He maintained that the deceased was a member of a criminal gang.

Osifeso in a statement on Sunday confirmed that the deceased sustained gunshots wounds and died after he was shot.

Osifeso said, “Sequel to the face-off between members of Soludero, a local vigilante group and some criminal elements around Sasa Area, Ojo, Akinyele LGA of Oyo State while on routine patrol, yesterday Saturday 31st July 2021, at about 0400HRS during which one Kabati ‘m’, a member of the criminal gang sustained gunshot injuries and was confirmed dead at the hospital.”

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