Hoodlum groups clash in Osun, three reportedly killed

Toba Adedeji, Osogbo

Two groups of hoodlums at Ori-Eru area in Ejigbo Local Government Area, Osun State clashed on Monday as three people reportedly killed.

It was gathered that the two groups identified as “Lion Base Youth Club” and “Isale Agooji Youth Club” were at the loggerhead over the superiority of who controls the area.

Residents scampered for safety as the bickering escalated and the hoodlums started brandishing cutlasses and other dangerous weapons in the area at each other.

A source in the community revealed that three people were reportedly killed during the clash while some of the hoodlums sustained injuries.

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The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed that there was a crisis in the community.

She confirmed that one person identified as Abeeb Abifarin was killed and his left hand was cut off.

“The crisis that happened at Ori-Eru, Ejigbo on December 28, 2020. One Mutiu Abifarin of Oke Dada’s compound in Ejigbo reported to us that his younger brother was killed at Ori-Eru and his left hand was cut off.”

She noted that officers visited the scene and the corpse was deposited to Adeeyo Mortuary for autopsy.


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