Two individuals have reportedly been shot lifeless in Ire Ekiti, in Oye Native Authorities Space of Ekiti over the disaster that dogged the halt of Ogun Onire pageant by the State authorities because of COVID-19.
A car belonging to the city’s monarch, Oba Victor Bobade was mentioned to have been set ablaze by some irate youths, who have been wanting to have the pageant celebrated on Sunday.
Governor Kayode Fayemi had in an try to cease the unfold of coronavirus in Ekiti stopped the celebration of conventional festivals throughout the state.
In an try to implement the COVID-19 precautionary directive by the state authorities, the Onire of Ore Ekiti, Oba Victor Bobade was mentioned to have advised the Ogun adherents to shelve this yr’s celebration, which allegedly pitted him in opposition to the worshippers.
The disaster, which had polarised the city into two factions, began on Sunday and snowballed right into a full-scale warfare on Monday, inflicting assaults between rival factions, which prompted the Police Commissioner, Mr.Tunde Mobayo to swiftly draft policemen to the beleaguered city.
It was gathered that the victims have been allegedly hit by stray bullets fired whereas making makes an attempt to quell the raging disaster that paralysed enterprise actions for an entire day.
A supply mentioned the city is at the moment boiling as relations of victims have continued to protest the killing of their family members.
“We’ve got been having a critical battle within the city since our monarch urged the Ogun Onire worshippers to cease. And the disaster between the factions loyal to the Oba and the worshippers led to the loss of life of the victims”.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday Abutu, confirmed that two individuals have been killed in the course of the bloody disaster opposite to 3 being bandied.
“Sure, there was a disaster there since Sunday. We’ve got been attempting to quell it. Some group of youths got here to the palace and attacked the palace, destroyed issues and burned some automobiles that belonged to the king. We bought a misery name and needed to mobilize policemen there and we have been capable of rescue the chiefs from the palace. We’re nonetheless monitoring the state of affairs.
“The individuals have been protesting and possibly disagreement from factions that have been there led to the loss of life of these individuals. However investigations are on. Those that have been concerned within the act will likely be arrested and delivered to e book.
“On my desk right here, I’ve two individuals. Their our bodies have been deposited within the morgue. We’ve got been capable of arrest one of many gang leaders and he’s in our custody proper now”.