Residents and traders in Ojo, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State want security agents to come to their aid to safeguard their lives and property.
Baale of Ojo, Chief Amusa Olagboyega stated this in an interview while reacting to a clash that ensued between suspected proscribed members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and Oyo State Park Managers at Oojo.
Pensioners’ FM correspondent gathered that a trader identified as Fausat (Mama Wumi), was reportedly hit by a stray bullet.
Findings revealed that the court judgement which declared operation of Park Managers in Oyo State from collecting fees from park as illegal orchestrated the clash between the two groups.
Baale of Ojoo, Chief Amusa Olagboyega condemned the crisis and urged warring parties to understand and respect the court’s verdict for peace to reign in the state instead of public disturbances.
Iyaloja of Ojoo and Chairman of Oyo State Butchers’ Union, Youth Wing, Alhaja Fausat Saka and Alhaji Muideen Alade appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to find a solution to the crisis to prevent loss of lives and property.
Traders in Ojoo didn’t open their shops in honour of one of them that died in the clash.
One of the traders who craved anonymity said that the victim has been buried.
As at the time of filing in this report, security agents were seen at strategic points of Ojoo to maintain peace and order.
Efforts to speak with Oyo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Gbenga Fadeyi proved abortive.