By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo
Two persons were reportedly killed during a clash involving members of the Oodua People’s Congress, hoodlums and vigilante members in Ede, Osun state.
It was gathered that some hoodlums invaded the house of an OPC member in Ede, set his vehicle, a Toyota Corolla on fire after raining bullet on his building.
Their attempt to set the building on fire was foiled because of the arrival of police patrol vehicle.
Findings showed that the hoodlums had initially killed one OPC members before a member of the viginle group, who was allegedly said to have supported the hoodlums was killed in a retaliatory attack.
The death of the vigilante member was said to have infuriated the hoodlums, hence, their decision to invade the house of an OPC leader in the town in their numbers.
Confirming the incident, Osun OPC Coordinator, Prince Deji Aladesawe said one OPC member was killed in a clash with some hoodlums in the town and the matter was reported at a police division.
“Some hoodlums attacked and killed one of our member. I don’t know what led to the attack yet, but they also attempted to kill our coordinator in the town. They burn his car and spray his building with bullets but he escaped being lynched”, he said.
Also, a security source confided in Saturday Vanguard that a member of Vigilante group in the town, who allegedly supported the hoodlums was also killed in the clash.