Three persons were feared killed yesterday when operatives of the Oyo State Security Network code-named Amotekun Corps clashed with indigenes of Tapa in Ibarapa North Local Government.
Property belonging to the operatives of the corps, including operation vehicles, houses and other items were also destroyed.
A source said crisis broke out when the Amotekun operatives were invited to enforce the 10pm carnival ban in the state.
He said some indigenes, mostly youths, who were having a carnival that was supposed to end by 10pm, refused to stop due to the level of fun and enjoyment at the party.
The source said: “The Amotekun operatives came around to stop the carnival, which they first resisted, but at the end of the day, they decided to end it. Those boys were having a carnival and probably they are expected to close by 10pm, which they did not do. The Amotekun operatives told them to stop; this took the boys some time to stop the sound.
“In the course of trying to stop the carnival, there was an argument between the boys and the Amotekun operatives, which made the boys to throw stones at the Amotekun officers.
“Along the line, the Amotekun operatives started shooting directly at them. At least three people have been confirmed dead, while many were injured.
“Bullets are being removed from some people who did not partake in the carnival at all.”
The Commandant of the outfit, Olayinka Olayanju (retired Colonel), who confirmed the incident in a short message, said only two people died in the incident.