The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the clash between supporters of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Ibadan, which reportedly left three people dead.
The clash which took place at the Ile-tuntun area in the Ibadan South-East Local Government Area, investigation revealed was between supporters of PDP and APC.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, who called in on a radio programme in Ibadan, said the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department had been mandated to lead an investigating team to the scene of the incident.
Osifeso said, “Yes, the unfortunate incident did occur yesterday, and as we speak investigation has commenced into unraveling the root cause of the incident. Oyo State is the cradle of sophistication and the world depends on Oyo for a lot of things, we should not continue in the trajectory known for hooliganism.
“Elections will come and go but people will be there.”