OPC Factions Throw Ibadan Into Panic

OPC Factions Throw Ibadan Into Panic

Factions of the Oodua Peoples Congress on Monday threw Oke-Ado Area of Ibadan, Oyo State into panic as they clashed over supremacy.


Members of the factions, OPC (New Era) and that of Aare Ona Kakanfo Gani Adams began the conflict as early as 6:30 am as they stormed the area with dangerous weapons to fight themselves.


They came to the popular Oke-Ado roads with machetes, guns and knives and turned the place to a no-go-area for residents and motorists.


Many car owners had to park their vehicles on the road and ran away from the scene while commercial bus drivers also offloaded their passengers to hide from the OPC gangs.


An eyewitness told our correspondent that many of the warring factions were injured but there was no report of death.


When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu said that over 46 of the hoodlums had been arrested.


He said that investigation had commenced to know the factions of the OPC they belonged, adding that as at now there was no record of casualty.


He said that the police had since deployed operatives in the area to ensure peace.

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