Breaking: Pandemonium in Ikare Akoko, killings, houses burnt, as crisis breaks out again


…..Residents seek deployment of security agents, soldiers

Pandemonium broke out in the commercial nerve centre of Ikare Akoko, Akoko Northeast local government area of Ondo State on Monday morning as sporadic gunshots rent the air.

Positive FM gathered that Shop owners and market women hurriedly closed their shops while commercial activities were halted as a result of the situation.

It was further learnt that two persons have been shot dead today while houses were burnt during the mayhem that is ongoing between two warring parts of the community.

Meanwhile, some residents who spoke with our reporter on telephone, lamented that security agents are not enough to douse the tension while the Ondo state government is advised to immediately declared a curfew in the town and find a lasting solution to incessant and senseless conflict in the town.

The cause of the crisis was unknown as at the time of filing this report.

It would be recalled that the state government had recently set up a panel to look into communal & religious issues causing unrest in the town but the committee is yet to submit its report.

Sam Marris University

Sam Marris University

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