There was pandemonium in Ayetoro, Ilaje local government area of Ondo State on Thursday night as unknown armed men unleashed terror on the community, injuring more than 30 people.
The bandit, numbering 15 were said to have been mobilized from Lagos State and Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje council of the state.
It was alleged that the suspected bandits stormed the town on the invitation of the embattled king, Micah Ajijo.
According to a source in the community who spoke to DAILY POST in Akure, the mayhem allegedly broke out when one Isaac Ikuyelorimi, who lives close to Ajijo’s house, was challenged by a member of the terror gang for playing music in his house.
“The guys from Lagos and Igbokoda met Isaac to stop the music because he was disturbing them. But Isaac told them that they have no right to stop him because the music was from his house.
“Before we knew it, it turned to heated argument and the other thugs in Ajijo’s house rushed out to attack him and everybody in the neighbourhood, stabbing people with bottles, knives and cutlasses,” he alleged.
The Chairman of Ayetoro Youth Congress, Mr. Iretolu Ajinde, identified one Joseph Oniyesan as the leader of the mercenaries that were invited to the town by the embattled king to foment trouble and disrupt their annual Founder’s Day Anniversary slated for Sunday January, 14, 2018.
He narrated that when the mobile police force that were stationed there to maintain peace were making efforts to restore peace, one of the thugs snatched a police officer’s gun and shot at the people.
“It was after the situation had gone out of hand that we called the police station in Igbokoda and Naval base for help. Then, the armed mercenaries had run into Ajijo’s house for safety,” he added.