Ibese town in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State was on Wednesday enmeshed in crisis following a bloody clash caused by two men, allegedly fighting over a commercial sex worker, in the town.
The ensuing violence in Ibese, which hosts a Dangote Cement Factory, recorded the death of about three persons with many more injured. About twenty-five trucks and five motorcycles were also set ablaze.
Similarly, a number of shops were set on fire with goods consumed in the raging inferno.
The genesis of the mayhem has been traced to a tussle between two men over a commercial sex worker, which metamorphosed into the use of guns and cutlasses.
In the course of the face-off, a man was allegedly shot dead; which resulted in a retaliatory attack from the deceased’s supporters.
As at the time of filing this report, some traders who escaped being killed, were seen evacuating remnants of their destroyed goods.
One of the traders who gave her name as Olufunke told Premium Times that the fight started at about 5.30am and lasted for over eight hours.
“There were gun shots everywhere, shops and vehicles were set ablaze and some people got killed in the process. I miraculously escaped with my children,” she said.
In an apparent move to avoid a spill-over, of the violence, to the Dangote Cement Factory, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was stationed in the front gate of the company.
In the same vein, over 100 policemen have been drafted to the troubled area.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that the crisis was caused by a woman following a fight between two men.
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