Insecurity: Residents of Ibadan Community Living In Fear As Hoodlums Take Over Community

Insecurity: Residents of Ibadan Community Living In Fear As Hoodlums Take Over Community

There has been no rest for residents of Agbaje, Ijokodo area of Ibadan in Ibadan North Local government Area of Oyo State.

The past two weeks has been full of unrest as hoodlums take to the street to unleash terror on residents of the community.

Many of them have fled the community for fear of being attacked or killed.

No fewer than 4 people have been killed within the last 2 weeks by these hoodlums according to Sahara Rwporters.

Men of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Operation Amotekun, stationed their vehicle at a junction in the area to scare off the hoodlums as landlords seem to be helpless.

The source said the Oodua Peoples Congress in Apete and Gbaremu areas had to intervene to try to bring the situation under control. 

“My wife had to call me several times to sleep in my shop because of those hoodlums more than three times last week. I cannot just decide to go home,” he said.

Reacting to the development, the state police public relations officer, Gbenga Fadeyi, said the command had intensified efforts in its routine patrols and deployments of men within and outside Ibadan metropolis. 

He said, “Anyway, we have massively deployed our men within and outside Ibadan metropolis. Routine patrols have been intensified. Credible information is being sought from members of the public to enable the police in Oyo Command to be proactive and clamp down on criminal elements in the state, especially during this Yuletide and beyond.”

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