Two lives have lost due to a clash between the Motorcyclists and Warders.
News Rain Nigeria reports that not less than two lives have been reported lost to a fracas between some motorcyclists popularly known as Okada Riders, and the officers of the Nigeria Correctional Service, popularly refers to as Prison Warders in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital.
According to an eyewitness, who said the crash happened between the Okada man and the Warders, maintained that the fracas ensued as a result of the defilement of warning by the motorcyclists who are plying the Iwo-Raod, Bashorun-Akobo routes.
Two Dead As Prison Officials, Commercial Motorcyclists Clash
The said Okada man have been earlier warned not to park at the opposite of the prison yard, but their defilement led to the fracas which eventually led to Lost of lives.
It was also gathered that the tear gas canisters fired at the Okada riders in order to disperse them, hit two of them, thereby led to their death. The anonymous eyewitness said.
The incident led to the closure of shops around the premises, as many shop owners were seeing running helter-skelter for safety.
In his reaction to the incident, the State Public Relation Officer for the Nigeria Correctional Service, Olanrewaju Anjorin said, normalcy has returned to the area.
Anjorin in a phone interview with the journalists maintained that Operation Burst, joint security outfits up by Oyo State Government has been stationed at the scene of the incident to maintain law and order.
He confirmed the incident saying, there was a little misunderstanding between the officers and some Okada riders. They normally pack at the entrance to the prison. We usually told them to move downward.
“We did it the same way today and there was a little misunderstanding. But, I can tell you that normalcy has returned. Nobody shot and Operation Burst has been stationed there”.
Also, his reaction, the State Police Public Relations Officers, the Superintendent of Police, Olugbenga Fadeyi through a press release on the development stated that, Contrary to the currently trending news online, that policemen fired shots leading to injury at agodi gate area this morning.
“The truth is that there was a clash between officers of the correctional service and bike men stationed at agodi gate, upon receipt of this information, policemen, as well as other security agencies, moved to the scene to ensure there’s no break down of law and order that could lead to a coordinated attack on the prison facility.
SP. Fadeyi maintained through the press release that POLICEMEN FIRED NO SHOT, stressed further that development will unfold and be communicated later”.