Tragic Saturday: 5 Dead, Scores Injured As Environmental Sanitation Turns Violent Ondo

Tragic Saturday: 5 Dead, Scores Injured As Environmental Sanitation Turns Violent Ondo

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on October 26, 2014
Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko

Three persons including a fourteen year old boy have been reportedly killed on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Igbotako, Oktitpupa Local Government Area of Ondo, following a riot by youths in the town.

The crisis started when the chairman went out on a routine check to see if the community members comply with the stay-home policy of the environment al sanitation. The market session was in progress about the time that was supposed to be used in cleaning the environment and the chairman tries to enforce sanity into the people, ordering them to close every activities at once, an appeal the market women rebuffed.

This prompted the local government council, Hon. Shola Piri,  chairman to call for law enforcement agents who invaded the market and started shooting sporadically and eventually killing two people including 14-year-old boy who happens to be the only son of his parent.

The death of these two victims prompted the community youth to go out on rampage, razing down a police station and killing about three other persons.

A source told reporters that the clashes which spread across the town also resulted in the death of three other persons with a number of other people injured.

Soldiers were however called in to quell the mayhem which lasted for about six hours.

Ondo State Commissioner of Police Mr Issac Eke, while confirming the development at 6pm on Saturday, said he went to the town to see for himself and that the situation was under control.


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