By Rotimi Ojomoyela.
Ado-Ekiti-Confusion and palpable worry covered Ikere-Ekiti on Thursday night, as fans of the 2 competing kings in the neighborhood, the Ogoga of Ikere, Oba Adejimi Adu and Olukere, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin were secured a bloody clash causing the death of someone and 2 others sustained gunshots injuries.
The 2 kings have actually been knotted in supremacy fight for a long time now and step required to minimize the status of Olukere to a simple chief priest to reject him acknowledgment as an Oba has actually been met stiff resistance by the fans of Olukere.
Eyewitness validated to reporters that the occurrence happened around the popular roundabout near Olukere’s palace around 6pm.
It was likewise stated to have actually triggered panic in the town as individuals needed to scuttle for security as an outcome of the intensity and erratic nature of the gunshots.
Those taking a trip to Akure from Ado Ekiti and vice versa needed to take a detour and went back to their bases to avoid being captured in the web of the excellent weapon battle.
The witness stated that:” the Ogoga, Oba Adu was getting ready for the yearly Odun Oba and part of the routines was for his individuals to dance around town on Thursday to carry out some routines.
” As they were doing this, the standard hunters were shooting sporadically and the bullet struck an Okada male and 2 others who came from Olukere’s camp which was the start of the crisis”.
Verifying the occurrence, the Cops Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, stated one Okada male passed away as an outcome of gunshot throughout the standard dancing procedure while someone was injured.
” We found out among the fans of the 2 camps was carrying out standard dance in the town and the hunters were shooting shots with their dane weapons when one Okada male was struck by bullets and passed away.
” Another male was likewise injured and now getting treatment in the medical facility”.
Ikechukwu stated the crisis had actually been stopped while his males are currently on ground to avoid more escalation of the chaos.