VIOLENCE IN IBADAN!! Seyi Makinde Sneaks Out As Angry Youths Storm Governor’s Office
Seyi Makinde Sneaks Out
Phone salesmen and NURTW thugs clashed in Ibadan, with Governor Seyi Makinde fleeing his office as irate youths attacked it.
Park management clashed with phone vendors near Ibadan’s Iwo Road neighborhood, resulting in one person being killed.
The brawl took place on Wednesday evening.
According to a witness, one of the phone dealers got into a fight with the park management (who were also members of the banned National Union of Road Transport Workers) over blocking the main entrance to a shopping center.
Violence broke out shortly after the disagreement.
The shopping center was vandalized, and goods such as phones and accessories were damaged in the chaos.
One person was murdered, according to a witness who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Many more were injured.
In the ensuing chaos, store owners hurriedly shuttered their doors to prevent their items from being looted, while others scurried for safety fearing being attacked.
The crisis led to traffic gridlock stretching from Iwo Road to Gbagi and Airport Road, Agodi Gate, and Governor’s Office at the state’s secretariat.
Some aggrieved youths later marched to the Government House, Agodi Gate, and the Governor’s office carrying the body of the individual who was slain in the violence
Later in the evening, furious youngsters, predominantly phone vendors, barricaded the main gate to the Governor’s office Efforts The efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde’s aides to appease the teenagers were fruitless, as they refused to go
Sunday Odukoya, the governor’s executive assistant on security matters; Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary; Bashir Bello, the state’s health commissioner; and Olushola Akande, the executive secretary of the state’s insurance plan, all made valiant efforts to soothe the youths.
The youths promised that they would not leave until they met with the governor to brief him on the events on Ibadan’s Iwo Road. The governor did not attend to them, having left the office via another gate.
Follow on Twitter for more updates
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.