A 15-year-old has been allegedly shot dead by an operative of the South-West security network codenamed ‘Amotekun’ in the Mokola area of Ibadan North Local Government Area in Oyo State.
The ugly incident which took place on Wednesday have thrown members of the community into confusion.
The deceased was said to be preparing to sit for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination on Friday.
Reports also have it that men of the Nigerian Police Force tried to take the corpse away but were stopped by the people.
A source said, “The people tried to take the body away but the people refused with force. People are crying. A woman said she was with him last night as he was preparing for the exams.
“It is not clear why the Amotekun guy shot him. Maybe it was an accidental discharge, we don’t know” he added.
A resident of Mokola who confirmed the incident said hoodlums had blocked some of the roads leading to the area.
He said, “We woke up this morning to see hoodlums taking over our area. It started from the Celestial Church at the Mokola roundabout. But as of 8am this morning, the Police have chased them away.
“But we can see some of them regrouping to cause mayhem. We are calling on the government to come to our rescue before it leads to another crisis”.