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.
The deceased, who was killed when a fresh crisis broke out in the early hours of Saturday in the area, was said to have been allegedly shot by Amotekun operatives.
REPORTERS AT LARGE gathered that the killing of the deceased, popularly known as Kabaki, who later died Saturday afternoon, is creating tension in the area.
Some of the residents 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.
He said: “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.”
Recall that 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.
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 made available to DAILY POST 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.”