2 die as soldiers, civilians clash in Oyo | Dailytrust

2 die as soldiers, civilians clash in Oyo

A soldier attached to the Oyo State security outfit, Operation Burst, and a native of Iluju in Orire Local Government Area of Oyo State have been reportedly killed.

Our reporter learnt that they were killed as a result of an unrest which occurred during a football match organised by youths in Iluju.

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According to a witness, one of the youths left a motorcycle on the field where a group had scheduled to play the football match.

The source said the development led to a misunderstanding, compelling one of the factions to invite men of Operation Burst to settle the crisis.

City & Crime gathered that as the men of Operation Burst arrived, one of the officers shot a villager, a development which prompted the other villagers to go on a reprisal.

The crisis that followed resulted in the death of an officer and the destruction of a van belonging to Operation Burst.

The Director-General of Operation Burst, Col Oladipo Ajibola, who confirmed the killing of the soldier and the civilian to journalists in Ibadan on Monday, said a rifle was recovered from the youths while the corpse of the soldier had been deposited in a morgue, noting that normalcy had been restored in the village.

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