Some armed hoodlums have invaded the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Moniya, Ibadan and vandalised vehicles, some glass doors, and windows of the media house.
It was gathered that the media house located in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State came under attack from the hoodlums following the earlier raid carried out on the hideout of some criminals around the Sasa area on Saturday.
The hoodlums were said to be on reprisal against members of the Soludero Hunters, a vigilante group, who had engaged some alleged criminals around the Sasa area earlier.
One of the alleged criminals who was said to have been fatally injured died later at the hospital. The death was said to have angered his colleagues who believe Soludero Hunters have a post within the FRCN outfit.
However, not seen any of their targets, the hoodlums were said to have vented their anger on the vehicles parked on the premises and part of the building.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
He 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.
“Consequently, the hoodlums in their numbers stormed the Soludero presumed office, located at the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Amuludun 99.1 FM, Moniya Ibadan in a bid to launch a reprisal.
“Preliminary investigation gathered from an on-the-spot assessment shows that, upon the arrival of the Hoodlums, they became agitated as none of their targets was on sight.
“Consequently, windscreens/glasses of four vehicles parked on the premises were broken along with the glass door at the entrance of the media outfit. With this, it can be inferred that the attack was not targeted directly at the media outfit but members of the vigilante group.”
The PPRO said the perpetrators would be arrested and made to face justice.
Meanwhile, at least one person, simply identified as Idris, has been killed at the Shasha community in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. This happened five months after the crisis, which claimed several lives, was recorded in the community.