Nigeria: Two Dead, Others Injured As Monarch Escapes Lynching By Ibeshe Youths

2 June 2020

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 who should represent the community in a committee.

The youths had demanded immediate reshuffling of the current committee during the community meeting before it snowballed into chaos.

The council boss, in her conclusion, expressed appreciation to the Area Commander of Ilashe Police Command, Divisional Police officers for the prompt response.

The delegation appealed to the community and other stakeholders to embrace peace and diplomacy as best approach to trash the fracas and for the benefits of old and young of the peaceful community and development in IBESHE.

At press time it could not be determined if the Police hade made any arrest.

More From: Vanguard

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.