Two reportedly killed as violence rocks Ikare again

Riot policemen wearing masks stand in a street during a violent protest of Shiite Muslims demanding the release of their detained leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, on July 23, 2019 in Abuja. - At least eight people were killed in clashes between Shiite Muslim protesters and Nigerian police in Abuja on July 22, with a journalist among those shot dead in the latest bloodshed over the detention of a religious leader. A policeman was also killed in the unrest, which broke out when hundreds of protesters from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a Shia sect, marched demanding the release of cleric Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been held since December 2015 on charges including terrorism. (Photo by KOLA SULAIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Adeboye Ado

Market women and shop owners on Monday scampered for safety, after a tough pandemonium which broke out in Ikare-Akoko, in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The crisis, it was gathered, has led to the death of two persons, while houses were burnt to ashes.

Meanwhile, some residents who spoke with our reporter on telephone, lamented that security agents were not enough to douse the tension while the Ondo state government was advised to immediately declare a curfew in the town and find a lasting solution to incessant and senseless conflict in the town.

The cause of the crisis was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

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