Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Bomb scared people in Ibadan
A rumour that spread across the length and breadth of Ibadan metropolis, Tuesday, that a bomb planted by unknown person could explode anytime resulted in a stampede at the Iwo Road interchange, the notorious place where members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state unleashed terror on some innocent people two weeks ago. As soon as people got the wind of the rumour, they hurriedly fled the area. Traders, commuters and others who transact one business or the other closed their shops and fled for dear lives. According to a source, nothing should be taken for granted at all especially when it was still fresh in the minds of people how members of the NURTW killed and maimed innocent commuters at the same place. “So, when such a rumour came, the best and wise option for someone is to run for his life. You can never say what would happen in the next moment”, the source said. The rumour compelled the Oyo State Police Command to dispatch its men to the troubled spot so as to nip any crisis in the bud. Though, the police could not substantiate the veracity of the rumour, they still thought it wise to be there so that nothing will go amiss.