Oyo communal clash claims 2, police van, monarch’s palace vandalised | Dailytrust

Oyo communal clash claims 2, police van, monarch’s palace vandalised

Two young men from Tede and Ago-are in Atisbo LGA of Oyo State have been killed in a clash between the two towns on Sunday.

Main roads leading to Tede and Ago-are were on Sunday blocked while residents of the two communities were unable to go to their worship centres for fear of being attacked.

Two vehicles belonging to the Police Area Command, Saki and the palace of the Onitede of Tede were vandalised.

As at Sunday evening, men of the 244 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Asabari Barracks Saki, have taken over the two warring towns.

Our correspondent gathered that the clash was due to a plan to relocate a cattle market located at the border of the two communities to another location in Tede.

It was gathered that after that was resolved, the people of Tede waylaid the Hausa people who were bringing their cows to Ago-Are market forcing them to offload the cattle, which made the people of Ago-Are to embark on reprisal attacks with sporadic shooting.

He said two youths believed to be indigenes of Tede died from gunshots.

The Chairman of Ago-Are community, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Abdulkareem, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on phone, called on the youths to give peace a chance saying, “The two communities are of the same blood.”