The convoy of the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and
his Imo state counterpart, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, on Friday dislodged
a group of hoodlums operating at the Dugbe area of the state capital.
According to a release issued by the Special Adviser to the Governor
of Oyo State, Dr. Festus Adedayo, the hoodlums had been having a field
day in the area shooting guns and wielding machetes before the arrival
of the governors.
The governors, who had just left the burial ceremony of the mother of
Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), were on their way to the Rochas Okorocha
Foundation when they heard sporadic shots from the hoodlums and
stampede from the adjoining market in the area.
Initial information collated suggested that the hoodlums were members
of rival factions of the road transport union.
The governors’ convoy, according to the release, then came to the aid
of the fleeing traders to dislodge the hoodlums before reinforcement
was called from the police headquarters and the state crime-fighting
outfit, Operation Burst.
The number of casualty could not be ascertained.