Residents of Ile-Ife were on 23rd Friday put in a state of fear as men of the Mobile Police clashed with thugs in the town. It was gathered that trouble started when some mopol officials raided a shop at Ojoyin where some hoodlums sold hemp and marijuana.
It was gathered that the mobile policemen attacked the thugs with weapons and threatened to kill them. As a result of this, the thugs launched an attack to the mopol officials at the shop.
It however led to a serious gun battle as the officers and thugs engaged.
On hearing the sound of gunshots, residents fled away for their lives, traders shutdown market in many areas, such as Lagere, Mayfair, Ojoyin, Akarabata and many others.
According to a transport worker in Lagere, who craved anonymity said that, “One person has been confirmed dead during the clash, many have been Injured. No one could pass Lagere road when the mopol officials were shooting. Everyone fled.