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SUSPECTED PMS BOYS, THUGS CLASH IN IBADAN

Two people were reported dead on Tuesday evening following a clash between some hoodlums who were said to be members of the Park Management System (PMS) and other thugs within the Ibadan metropolis.

The two sides were said to have engaged in a bloody confrontation which caused confusion in the Ali Iwo area of Ibadan.

According to reports, the PMS boys, who were returning from the commissioning of the bus terminals built by the Oyo State Government, were passing through Bere-Oje to Gate area when the violence erupted.

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A source in the area reported that the hoodlums were shooting recklessly and as a result, attacked some innocent persons leading to the death of two.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the PMS, Alhaji Emiola Jelili, in his account, blamed the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for the violence.

He said the NURTW members, led by one Hamidu Were, attacked innocent people who wore PMS T-shirts and killed one of them.

“A Toyota Camry was coming from Lagos and when he got to the area where the NURTW members were on the same route, they ambushed him because he wore our vest, they dragged the driver out, attacked him with cutlass killed one of the passengers in the car.

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“Hamidu Were called our chairman (Mukaila Lamidi aka Auxiliary) and threatened to kill him. They carried out the attack to outshine the inauguration of the Bus Terminal facilities by Governor Seyi Makinde. It is all about politics”, he said.

Although Were could not be immediately reached for his comment, some of his followers flayed Auxiliary and called for his arrest.

The Oyo State Police PRO, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted, said the police had begun an investigation into the incident.

 

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