Not fewer than two persons were confirmed dead on Tuesday with several injured when suspected members of the Oyo Park Management System (PMS) engaged in a gun battle with thugs around Ali Iwo – Oje area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
For several minutes, residents of the area scampered for safety as gunshots rent the air while various weapons were used freely in the duel between the two sides.
Reports were varied on who first launched the attack with some saying that Auxiliary stormed the base of Were and others stating that it was the Were boys who attacked on sighting Auxiliary boys wearing Auxiliary and Seyi Makinde branded vests.
In several videos and pictures online, people were seen with machete cuts, blood stains.
In another audio circulated, Were was heard condemning Auxiliary for shooting and killing one of his boys with threats of reprisal.
Policemen were said to have come in to arrest the situation and restore calm in the area.
Phone calls to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso were unanswered as of the time of filing this report.