Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Kwara state monarch, Onigbede of Igbede, Oke-Ero local government area of the state, Oba Johnson Aina has sent a save-our-soul appeal (SOS) to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the property damaged by hoodlums who attacked the community during the celebration of Egungun festival in Odo-Owa, a neighbouring community of Igede.
The monarch said two people, Sunday Olukosi and a student, Emmanuel Akinola were shot dead by the hoodlums during the bloody fracas.
He added that property including three motorcycles and some buildings were burnt in Igbede and Kajola communities during the two weeks festival held between March 18 and April 1st, 2019.
In a letter addressed Mallam Abdulrazaq dated November 13, 2019, Oba urged the government to assist his community by giving them compensation for the loss of lives and vandalization and looting of their property estimated at about N3.6 million.