- Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed two persons following an attack at the Arulogun area of Ede town in Osun State.
- The police spokesperson disclosed that five of the assailants were arrested while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.
Unknown gunmen have reportedly killed two persons following an attack at the Arulogun area of Ede town in Osun State.
As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, the incident was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer for Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola.
The attack which was said to have occurred on Friday left many properties destroyed by the gunmen.
Opalola disclosed that five of the assailants were arrested while others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.
The real cause of the crisis could not be ascertained as residents of the town were scampering for safety as of the time of writing this report.
It was learnt that the armed hoodlums, numbering about 30, stormed the house of one Wakili Olayiwola and started shooting indiscriminately as a Toyota Corolla car belonging to the 42-year-old man was burnt down in the house.
The attackers, it was further gathered, attempted to raze down the building.
Policemen were said to have arrived at the scene on time and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel as the officers eventually overpowered the gunmen.
The police spokesperson, however, gave the names of the suspects as Suleiman Babatunde, Saka Taofeek, Raimi Saheed, Akinloye Quwiyu, and Sadio Alatise, noting that the hoodlums killed two persons, Rilwan Kareem and Taofeek Aje.
Opalola added that the corpses of the victims had been deposited at a mortuary for autopsy.
The Police PPRO further stated that one single-barrelled gun, one Dane gun, 8 expended cartridges, axes, cutlasses, charms, and five motorcycles were recovered from the hoodlums.
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