Two Killed, Several Injured in Ondo Street Carnival, Cults’ Clash


James Sowole in Akure

A street carnival by some youths in Ondo City late Monday turned tragic as two persons lost their lives in a fracas that ensued during the celebration.

THISDAY gathered that the incident, which also led to injuries by many others occurred during the celebration organised by some youths on Kogbona Street in the city.

The incident, which led to the death of the two persons, was the climax of an earlier confrontation between two rival groups but which was resolved by the intervention of some elders in the area.

Prior to the outbreak of the fight, the youths, who adorned branded vests were said to be in a joyous mood as they danced to music from a band mounted on a truck before the procession was intercepted at a junction by some boys suspected to be cultists.

The intruders were said to have started shooting indiscriminately when they accosted the carnival procession.

In the confusion, one Afusat Ayodeji was said to have been hit by a bullet and died on the spot.

The death was said to have led to a free for all by rival cult groups which led to the death of another person whose identity was not known as at the time of filing this report.