Crime

Police arrest 14 over Ibadan violence

The Oyo State Police Command yesterday arrested 14 suspects in connection with the violence at Oke-Ado area of Ibadan between two warring groups.

Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu told newsmen in Ibadan that peace had also been brought to the troubled area following the deployment of   policemen.

He said the command was investigating the incident which began on Tuesday to ascertain the circumstances that led to the clash.

Ajisebutu, who said he was yet to ascertain the casualty figure, said Police Commissioner Abiodun Odude had ensured that normalcy was restored in the area.

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed while several houses were burgled as suspected hoodlums from Foko and Itamaya areas unleashed terror in Oke-Ado.

Relics from burgled houses, shops, burnt tricycles, commercial motorcycles, broken bottles and pieces of wood from chairs and tables littered the streets.

Newsmen also reports that the crisis paralysed business activities in the affected areas as residents fled their houses while shop owners kept their shops locked.

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