Some youths in Osun state stormed the palace of the Aree of Iree and set bonfires on the road leading to the palace as a form of protest against the choice of the newly installed king.
The action of the rampaging youths caused Chaos in Iree town as residents scampered for safety while traders and shop owners hurriedly shut their businesses and closed for the day.
The cause of the action of the youth was yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing in this report, but a source said trouble started when some security operatives reportedly arrested the head of kingmakers in the town, Aogun of Iree, Chief Soliu Atoyebi.
Meanwhile, in an interview with the journalists, the Odoka of Iree, Chief Kayode Abiola, explained that the some security operatives arrested Chief Atoyebi when they discovered that kingmakers were about to make some pronouncements on Friday.
Chief Abiola said: “I think they acted on a tip-off, but that will not help the situation because the people of the town are peace-loving.”
He, however, said he learnt the security operatives had already released the head of the kingmakers after he was with them in Osogbo for about three hours.
A security operative who preferred anonymity confirmed that the youths made bonfire in the town.