#Man Feared Dead, Police, Amotekun Deployed As Osun Carnival Turns Bloody

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One person was reportedly killed in Igbaye, Osun State, on Monday, following a crisis that erupted during the end-of-the-year carnival celebration in the town.

A top security source told PUNCH Metro that the immediate cause of the crisis was a misunderstanding that started at the venue of the carnival.

He noted that the clash was not unconnected with the tussle over the Onigbaye stool.

The source explained that the victim, who was shot, was rushed to a hospital in Okuku, where he gave up the ghost.

“The crisis started during an end-of-the-year carnival. The details are not available yet, but from findings, the remote cause of the crisis was the Onigbaye stool.

“A man was shot and he was rushed to a hospital in Okuku, where he was declared dead. Police operatives, Amotekun corps and local hunters have been deployed in the community,” the source added.

The Onigbaye of Igbaye, Oba Joseph Okunlola-Oni, could not be reached for comments on his mobile phone, which was switched off.

He had also yet to respond to a text message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

But the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed that there was unrest in the town arising from a carnival celebration.

Opalola said, “The commissioner has deployed our tactical teams. The unrest started from a carnival celebration. But our men are on ground and the situation has been brought under control.”

 

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