Leader of Agbekoya at Ajibode in Ibadan known as Waheed Baba Ijebu confirmed that a member of Agbekoya was shot multiple times by a soldier but the bullets did not have any effect on him as soldiers clashed with the Yoruba warlords, the Agbekoya, in Ibadan.
Pandemonium erupted at the Oyo State Secretariat in Ibadan on Thursday as soldiers attached to Operation Burst, a Joint Security Task Force, and some members of the Agbekoya clashed at the entrance of the secretariat.
The incident happened around 11:30 am when a leader of the Agbekoya, popularly known as Akekaka, was stopped from entering the secretariat where he was to meet with various Yoruba groups hat the House of Chiefs.
Mr Ajibade, who is also the Otun Oluawo Ajibode confirmed that nobody died in the incident.
He recalled that: “The soldiers slapped him and he slapped the soldier back. He cocked his gun and fired him many times but the bulletin did not have an effect on him. The bullet went and hit one okada but the rider was not injured. He fell down but he was not injured”.
It was reported that the Agbekoya leader was going with his followers to the meeting but one of the soldiers deployed to guard the main gate of the secretariat stopped him and said he would not be allowed to go in.
One of the followers of the Agbekoya was infuriated and challenged the soldier for stopping their leader.
Oluawo Ajobode said: “Baba Akekaka was coming to the meeting with his boys and the soldiers there asked why are they shouting and singing. He prevented them from going in and one of the boys said he didn’t have the right to stop them. They arrested eight of our people but they have released all of them now. Everybody is fine. Nobody was injured and nobody died”.