Pandemonium broke out at Oloje area in Ilorin the Kwara State, when members of the Kwara State Old Motors Spare parts Dealers Association, Ipata-Oloje, Ilorin, protested the killing of one of its members Abdullahi Salman also known as Popular was killed at his farm in Okolowo area of Ilorin.
Choicereporters gathered that the angry protesters made burn fire on the road which later resulted to fracas as three members of the spare part dealers were badly injured while several vehicles were damaged.
Speaking about the incident with our Correspondent, the Secretary of Kwara State Old Motors Spare parts Dealers Association, Ipata-Oloje, Ilorin Gidado Ahmed said all what they asking is justice for late member and explanation on how the man was murdered.
Gidado, who complained that no security agencies came to the area after several hours of violence also urged the Commissioner of Police to provide adequate security at the area.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Old Motors Spare parts Dealers Association, Ipata-Oloje, Ilorin has closed the market for Saturday and Sunday in order to allow peace at the market.
The association’s Secretary Gidado Ahmed and the Treasure Gani Elemosho urged all the members of the market to stay at home till Monday.
The association, who prayed to God to give the family of late Abdullahi Salman the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss also appealed to all the youth at Oloje area to give room for peace in the area
Reacting, the public relations officer, Kwara State Police Command SP Okasanmi Ajayi said “The near lawlessness that happened in Alapa/Okolowo/Oloje axis of Ilorin on Friday, following the death of one individual whose identity and actual cause of death are still sketchy.
He said it is uncalled for.and must not to be encouraged .
“Full-Scale investigation into the matter has been ordered by the Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo psc(+). Policemen are already dispatched to the affected areas to restore calm.
“Detailed investigation report would be made available to members of the public as soon as it is ready.”
Meanwhile, members of the public, especially residents of the affected areas are advised to be cautious as they go about their lawful businesses, and should report any untoward activities in their area to the police as sanity is gradually returning to the areas.”
Edited by Felix Ajide