Pandemonium: Over 10 Injured As Thugs Attack Church, Residents Over Land

Charles Nwoke, Nigeria.

It was bloody in Tewure, Orire Local Government Area of Oyo State, when two rival youth groups clashed leaving over 10 people injured.

During the bloody clash, many houses including a church building were destroyed by the irate youths.

It was learned that the clash, ensued between two youth groups said to be of Ilorin descent and Ogbomoso indigenes in the community.

According to a source in the town, the warring youths during the clash freely used dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, dane guns, among others to attack one another.

The sources stressed that no fewer than 10 people were left with various degrees of injuries while several others were said to have fled their homes for safety.

As at the time of sending this story, tension is still mounting in the community following the early morning clash.

When contacted, Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Lawrence Fadeyi said the clash was between two traditional rulers over land meant for market space and that only 4 persons sustained an injury.

“It was a clash between two traditional rulers over land meant for market space. 4 persons sustained an injury, while a vehicle was damaged. “, he said.

SP Fadeyi added that “normalcy has since returned to the area. DPO Ikoyi ile is investigating the matter while effort is on to arrest perpetrators and prosecute them accordingly,”