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18 Jul 2017

Popular Ibadan festival, Egungun turns bloody as one confirmed dead, others injured

The Oyo State Police Command, Monday, confirmed the death of one person in the violence that trailed the public outing of the Ege masquerade in the Egungun festival in Ibadan on Sunday.

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Adekunle Ajisebutu, told newsmen in Ibadan that two suspects were also arrested in connection with the incident.

Violence had marred the Egungun festival on Sunday as many residents were assaulted while property were destroyed. The festival, which often featured displays by masquerades, is meant to showcase the rich culture and tradition of Ibadan land. Ajisebutu, however, said that the command had beefed up security in the area where the Egungun festival was taking place.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude, had warned all masquerades and their followers to refrain from violence. The police, he said, would not hesitate to deal with any individual or group attempting to cause a breach of the peace.

Meanwhile, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has expressed displeasure with Sunday’s violence. He said several meetings were held with stakeholders on the need to keep the peace before the festival commenced. Adetunji, who commiserated with families and victims of the violence pledged that the perpetrators would be brought to justice. (Vanguard)

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