There was pandemonium today in Akure, the Ondo state capital when operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, allegedly killed two siblings.
It was gathered that trouble started on Tuesday when patrol vehicle of the NSCDC allegedly knocked down an Okada rider while two others were seriously injured in Akure which led to a protest by the deceased family members and motorcyclist colleagues till Wednesday evening.
It was in the process of the protest that a sister to the late Okada rider(name unknown as at press time) was allegedly shot dead at oja-Oba area of the metropolis which sparked violent protest that led to burning of tyres on the popular Oba Adesida road while free-flow of traffic was disrupted for almost three hours.
The protesting women and commercial motorcyclists also hijacked one of the taskforce vehicle that they used to convey the two corpses to governor’s office at Alagbaka-Akure.
Confirming the incident, the Public relations officer of the NSCDC, Mr Oladipo Samuel said the Civil defence officer that killed the okada rider on Tuesday was from FCT command
He however denied that his officers killed the sister of the Okada man shot dead today.
As at the time of filing this report, the protesters are still at the governor’s office and the free flow of traffic has returned to Oba Adesida road while security operatives were seeing patrolling the state capital.
Those injured are still receiving medical treatment at the Ondo state Specialists Hospital in Akure.