Nigeria: 2 Houses Burnt in Fresh Modakeke Clash

By Ademola Adeyemo, 20 May 2003

Osogbo — For the second time in one week, commercial and social activities were paralysed yesterday as violent clash occurred leaving two houses completely burnt. The incident occured when members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and commercial motorcycle operators (Okada) clashed over collection of dues.

The clash, which initially broke out last week Tuesday recorded casualties, while the palace of the town’s monarch, Oba Francis Adedoyin, was burnt.

The whereabouts of the Oba was still unknown as at yesterday.

When THISDAY visited the town yesterday, bonfires were made at strategic locations in the town while warring factions were seen spoiling for further fight.

As smokes were billowing in the air, interstate transportation were disrupted as commercial vehicles plying Osun to Ondo State were forced to divert their journey due to the crisis.

The palace of the monarch of the town was still under lock and key yesterday.

The state police commissioner, Alhaji Shau Bayero who confirmed the crisis said his men were incharge to maintain peace.

According to him, 12 people have been arrested by the police in connection with the crisis.

Bayero stated that there was no casualty but police had recovered three sophisticated guns from the warring factions.

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