One person was reportedly shot on Tuesday when some people suspected to be ‘area boys’ clashed with some policemen attached to Yemetu police station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The incident later made some shop owners around Yemetu-Ade-Oyo Road to hurriedly close their shops for fear of being attacked.
DAILY POST gathered that trouble started when some policemen arrived the usual location of the area boys in Yemetu area only for the area boys to resist the policemen’s presence, which resulted in one of them being shot.
The area boys were later said to have regrouped and went in protest to the station. They vowed to burn down the station.
However, to repel the attack, the police and other security agencies mobilized and formed a barricade in front of the police station, creating one-way traffic for vehicles and motorists.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident said that the police were on legitimate duty, only to be attacked by the area boys.