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Six allegedly killed as rival groups clash in Ibadan

No fewer than six persons have allegedly lost their lives following a clash between some youths in parts of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It was gathered that the six people were killed in a street fight that broke out between Opopo Yeosa, Abebi and Inanlende youths on Thursday.

The fight which started around 4pm on Thursday reportedly ended in the early hours of Friday. Three affected areas are within Ibadan North West and Ibadan North Local government areas.

Though a resident of Opopo Yeosa said that six people were killed, another resident from Inalende said twelve people were killed.

The resident of Opopo Yeosa said five people from Opopo Yeosa were killed while one person from Inalende was killed.

“It was a terrible film. We were preparing for Asri prayer yesterday when they came from Inalende. They fought and those from Inalende later remobilized.

“They were still fighting, killing with guns up till this morning. What I can confirm is that five people from Opopo Yeosa were killed while one person from Inalende was killed.”

A resident of Inalende, however, said that seven people from Opopo Yeosa and five people from Inalende were killed.

“Seven people from Opopo Yeosa were killed and five people from Inalende were killed. They were still fighting till this morning.”

The lawmaker representing Ibadan North West in the Oyo State House of Assembly, Akeem Obadara, who confirmed the fight during a telephone conversation with DAILY POST on Friday, however, denied the killings.

The lawmaker who confirmed that one house was razed at midnight said that he was not aware if anyone was killed.

Obadara who is the Chairman, House Committee on Security and Strategies told DAILY POST that, “As you learned, so as I learned too and since that yesterday, we have been talking to security agencies.

“So, I don’t know anything about killings. If they killed anybody, you should find out and know how many people they killed.

“Nobody has reported to me that they killed anybody. So, I only know that one house was razed down during the midnight.

“The owner of the house called me that his house was razed down by some hoodlums they cannot identify.”

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