20 People Wounded In A Clash In Edo State
In a clash between rival youths at Ikpeshi community in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo. 20 persons were on Friday wounded.
The clash followed a disagreement over who should collect levies from vehicle loaders in the community on behalf of the local government council.
residents fled from the community because of the clash, while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed during the conflict.
An eyewitness, according to a source says Mr Abbe Oboh, said that the crisis started when one faction wanted to take over the collection of levies from the other group.
"The other faction refused and this led to a shootout among the youths,'' he said.
Oboh said that the deployment of personnel from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) the state police command, however, aided efforts to bring the situation under control.
Mr Joseph Akerejola, the Chairman of Akoko Edo Local government area said
"The police are on top of the situation and everything is under control. The people involved in the crisis would be brought to book,'' he promised
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