Hoodlums suspected to be arsonists in the early hours of yesterday burnt down no fewer than 30 shops and houses located along the popular Beere-Molete road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The affected shops and houses included those located at Idi-Arere, Bode and Alleluyah petrol station, all in the heart of the ancient city.
An affected resident said the incident occurred at midnight when many of the residents were still sleeping. He said the hoodlums stormed the areas and burnt all the shops and houses located along the road.
“It is not up to Popoyemoja, it was only at Idi-Arere, Bode up to Alleluyah petrol station. It is a case of arson. They burnt houses and shops too. It was when we woke up in the morning that we saw everything. Though, I can’t count the number of shops, but it was a stretch from that junction up to Alleluyah petrol station. We are talking of about 15 shops on this side and another 15 shops on the other side,” he said. Read more