Oyo State Government has disclosed that plans are in the offing to compensate victims of the Ibadan market violent clash.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Ibadan Central Abattoir located at Amosun village in Akinyele local government area of Ibadan.
He said the state government was planning to compensate victims of the violent clash between butchers and the police at the Bodija market.
According to him, the state government is still compiling the list of genuine victims of the the Bodija market violence clash as well as awaiting the completion of police investigations into the violence.
Arulogun pointed out that the police was yet to come up with the reports on how many casualties were recorded during the Bodija market clash, saying, while some people are claiming that five people died during the clash, the police are saying only two people died.
The Commissioner emphasized that the planned compensation would come after all the investigations have been concluded on the real figure of the affected victims and casualties.
“The police are saying two people lost their lives, while members of the public are saying five or four people lost their lives. For this reason, government is taking its time to know the exact figure.
“After the exact number of casualties have been ascertained, the state government will compensate the families of those who lost their lives during the clash.” he said.