One Feared Dead in Ibadan Traders’ Clash

One person has been confirmed dead on Friday as a result of a misunderstanding between a cobbler and a cart pusher in Shasa market area in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Trouble started on Thursday but degenerated to violence on Friday when the cobbler was confirmed dead as a result of an injury sustained during the clash.

Daily Mail learnt that the cart pusher, from the northern part of the country, allegedly stabbed the cobbler, a Yoruba, with a knife as a result of a misunderstanding between them.

The cobbler was reportedly rushed to the hospital for treatment but was later confirmed dead on Friday morning.

It was gathered that the situation sparked trouble as traders and some other residents of the area stormed the Shasa market on Friday, to avenge the death of one of them.

Shops and houses were reportedly burnt down, while the market was deserted due to the violent clash.

Security operatives, including the Police, the state Joint Anti-Crime security patrol team Codenamed Operation Burst and Amotekun operatives, were said to have mounted strategic locations to ensure that normalcy returns to the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident on Friday, in Ibadan.

Fadeyi said that the violence erupted as a result of a minor misunderstanding between two persons which later resulted in the death of one of them.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadako, and Gov. Seyi Makinde’s aide have been to the place to talk to the aggrieved parties.

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