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Ibadan youths protest killing of teenager

SOME aggrieved youths on Wednesday, stormed Mokola area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, protesting the alleged killing of a teenager.

The youths, blocked some major roads in protest of the death of the 17 years old boy identified as Opeyemi.

It was gathered that the teenager,  was allegedly killed by an operative of the Amotekun Corps.

Sources said that the teenager, who is a printer apprentice, was sent to buy food when he was killed.

Details of the death are still sketchy.

It was observed that the aggrieved residents burnt tyres while protesting the death.

They blocked the UCH- Mokola Road for a few minutes.

They later moved to the Oyo State Secretariat in Agodi, where they again blocked the road.

Some of the commuters plying the Total-Garden Secretariat Road, Government House Road and Parliament Road had to find alternative routes.

“Amotekun killed one boy that was going to buy food, because he is a printer and they spent the night at their shop,” a source said.

It was observed that normalcy has returned to Mokola as at the time of filing this report.

But, the aggrieved residents are still protesting, blocking the Secretariat Road as at the time of writing this report.

All efforts made to get a reaction from the Commandant of Amotekun Corps in the state, Olayinka Olayanju proved abortive.

Several calls put through to his mobile phone were not answered.

Messages sent to him have not been replied as at the time of writing this report on Wednesday.

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