The Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday morning, condemned Wednesday’s violence, which erupted in the Iwo Road axis of Ibadan, the state capital.
The governor, who toured the affected area, said that the government will bring perpetrators of the act to book.
Makinde described the occurrence as unfortunate, adding that his government has ordered investigations into the violent act.
REPORTERS AT LARGE recalls that there was pandemonium in the Iwo Road area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday, June 16, 2020, when some suspected members of Park Management System (PMS) and shop owners engaged in a free-for-all, leading to the death of one person.
It was also gathered that trouble started when some shop owners confronted the park managers, whom they accused of always blocking access to their shops.
The park managers on their part claimed that the same area serves as their coordinating point for buses.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying that the government will sanitise Iwo Road and equally review the Park Management System.
He said: “I visited the scene of the Iwo Road incident this morning. The loss of lives during the incident that occurred is unfortunate and should never have happened.
“I give you my word that we will ensure that everyone involved in the dastardly act is brought to book.
“I have ordered investigations. In the meantime, we will sanitise the area behind Iwo Road where cultists congregate and review the Park Management System.
“We have also informed the phone sellers to choose representatives who will discuss how we can assist them.”
Some of the phone sellers in the area were alleged to have been victims of the crisis.