A 12-year-old boy, nicknamed Ikoko, Yoruba word for wolf, on Wednesday led some thugs to cause violence in the Yemetu area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The incident was said to have led to the blocking of roads leading to Agodi-Gate and Molete areas in the city.
Eyewitnesses told Sahara Reporters that two people were killed in Yemetu area of Ibadan.
“The problem started around 7am. That boy called Ikoko is behind the whole crisis. As we speak, I saw one person killed already. Those police have taken over the place but I fear that there will be a reprisal. If nothing is done to curb this, those guys may extend the fight to the other side.
“The boy is just 12 years old but he is deadly,” one of the eyewitnesses said.
An Ibadan Mogaji (chief), Wale Oladoja, reportedly led some chiefs in Ibadan to the base of the hoodlums last December to mediate between the government and the hoodlums.
He however said the governor did not follow up on the steps taken.
Ikoko is said to have relocated from Lagos to Ibadan.