3 Killed As Ogun Onire Festival Turns Bloody

By Roundoffnews

Three persons have been reportedly killed in Ire Ekiti, Oye local government following the crisis that ensued from this Year’s Ogun Onire festival.

Roundoffnews gathered that the victims were hit by stray bullets allegedly shot by some security agents drafted to the community to maintain peace after some youths burnt down police van

The development had however heightened the tension in the town

Report says the community is currently boiling as relatives of victims have continued to protest the killing of their loved ones.

Some youths had on Sunday attacked the palace of the monarch of the community over his decision to stop this year’s festival due to covid-19.

As at the time of this report corpse were deposited at the palace of the monarch who had since fled for safety of his life.

When contacted, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu said police did not shoot at any one saying it could be from a faction of the hoodlums.

He affirmed that some of the irate youths were seen with weapons which he said may have been manhandled.