Suspected rival hoodlums in Ibadan, Oyo state vandalised vehicles and rendered many homeless.
The incidence which occured in Odo Oba, Idi Ope, and Idi Arere in Ibadan South-East Local Government Area of the state.
According to eye withness, the hoodlums were said to be armed with guns, clubs and other dangerous weapons.
A resident of Odo Oba, said, “Many of the residents fled as hoodlums in a violent rivalry clash sacked many from their homes.
“Many vehicles packed by their owners along the roads in the affected spots were vandalised, with many people sustaining injuries before the police arrived, hours after,” Olalere added.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, who confirmed the clash, denied casualties in the fracas and said normalcy had since been restored.
He said, “At 2200hrs of 15/8/2019, a distress call was received that hoodlums are fomenting trouble at Odo Oba/Idi ope area of Ibadan.
“Police patrol men were quickly moved in to forestall breakdown of law and order.
“Police Control room also drafted some other patrol teams to assist in bringing the situation under control.
The situation was brought under control and no life was lost,” Fadeyi added in a terse reaction he sent to our correspondent mobile phone on Friday.