AKOKO – Despite the heavy presence of security personnel, peace is yet to return to the ancient city of Ikare Akoko over the Olokoja Chieftancy tussle
According to Positive Fm Report, it was learnt that sporadic shooting is still going on in central parts of the town even as security personnel patrol the area
Business activities have remained paralysed in Ikare which is the commercial nerve center of Akokoland in the northern senatorial district of Ondo state as markets, banks, schools and motor parks remain closed.
Places such central mosque, post office, old motor park, osele market and oloko areas which were the core commercial centres were deserted while access into the town from Ado ekiti side via Irun and ogbagi had been blocked.
Newspapers vendors who usually come early in the morning have also deserted the town as it is now considered a troubled zone.
Speaking on the situation, two religious leaders Sheik Basiru Aminu and Pastor Gbenga Agbaje pleaded with the warring parties in the olokoja chieftancy tussle to sheath their swords and allow peace to reign.
Pastor Gbenga Agbaje Of Christ Apostolic church described the earthly position as temporary hence we need to forget the past and forge ahead.
According to the cleric roundtable settlement is better than crisis, violence, and anarchy.