By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Muhammed Katsina, has declared war on political violence in the state, saying he would deal with any politician who organises a rally without informing the police to provide necessary security.
He said eight suspects had been arrested in connection with the violence, which erupted during an Accord Party rally during in which four persons were killed.
Accord party officials had fingered All Progressives Congress thugs behind the attack.
Parading the suspects, Katsina said items recovered from them included one pump action rifle, three live cartridges and three expended cartridges.
The CP disclosed that investigations had begun towards unravelling the remote and immediate causes of the mayhem, while promising to charge the arrested persons to court.
CP Katsina said the battle line had been drawn between the command and anyone out to cause mayhem in the state.