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Residents attack bus carrying Christmas gifts for Ibadan traditional leaders

A group of suspected hoodlums in Ibadan on Thursday attacked a bus and carted away Christmas gifts meant for some family heads (Mogajis).

According to Daily Post, the attack happened while the bus was making a U-turn at the Oja Oba area of the Oyo state capital.

The name of the donor remains unknown as at presstime. The package-laden bus was said to have been coming from the Beere area and heading to the Olubadan Palace at Oja Oba.

At the time of the incident, Mogaji of Onilari compound, Nurudeen Akinade, was leading the bus. A source said that some arrests have been made after the incident was reported at Mapo Police Station, Ibadan.

“The incident occurred yesterday afternoon. The hoodlums attacked the bus carrying some Christmas gifts meant for some Mojajis in Ibadan at Oja Oba.

“We were able to make some arrests after the incident. The hoodlums carted away the gift items donated to the Mojajis. I cannot say who is the donor. I don’t know if it is government or an individual that gave them.

“We have reported the case at Mapo Police Station. The bus was carrying items like rice, chicken and groundnut oil. We were able to recover some items during the search of some shops in the area,” the source said.