A Fresh Secondary School Graduate Killed By Suspected Thugs In Ibadan
A schoolboy has been killed by suspected hoodlums, known as ‘One Million Boys’, as the presidential and National Assembly election was ongoing in Kudeti, Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was learned that the incident happened during the collation of results at Ward 2, Ibadan South East Local Government, and was confirmed by a one-time Deputy Governor in the state, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja.
A witness said, “The boy, Monsuru, who just finished his secondary education at St Luke’s College in Molete, Ibadan was mauled down by the thugs. Many residents believe the thugs belong to the group called ‘One Million Boys’.
“Votes were being collated when the assailants came into Lako Compound, Kudeti, the same ward where Ambassador Arapaja voted and they started shooting sporadically. It led to the death of Monsuru.”
Furthermore, there are indications that there would be trouble started manifesting when loyalists of Zenith Labour Party started removing the banners and posters of other political parties in the vicinity and replacing them with those of their candidates.
Arapaja who is a chieftain of African Democratic Congress (ADC), while confirming the incident, said security was not tight enough.