Two dead, others injured as monarch escapes lynching by Ibeshe youths


Two dead, others injured as monarch escape lynch in by Ibeshe
A house destroyed during the clash.

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

At least two persons were killed and several others injured last weekend, when some irate youths stormed Ibeshe community in Oriade Local Council Development Area, following unresolved crises between the group and traditional rulers in the area.

In the ensuing melee, some traditional rulers were whisked away when the enraged youths attempted to lynch them.

It took the combined intervention of policemen and council officials to douse the rising tension.

The Executive Chairman of Oriade LCDA,  Ramotalahi Akinola, who swiftly intervened, subsequently restored lasting peace between the warring parties.

According Akinola, “an SOS filtered to the knowledge of the council following communal issue which led to a youth attacking and causing death of two and other casualties in riverine community of Ibeshe kingdom.”

The crisis, it was gathered, was a sequel to a disagreement between the traditional class and the youths over…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper