Gunmen kill one, injure two Ogun chiefs

Some gunmen reportedly killed one particular person and injured two native chiefs in a Thursday afternoon assault on the Oluke group within the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

This is simply because the state’s Police Command mentioned it had commenced an investigation into the assault.

PUNCH Metro gathered from a supply throughout the group on Sunday that the assault, which occurred on Thursday, left one particular person useless with two others sustaining gunshot accidents.

The deceased was recognized as an operative of the Ogun State Community, Social, and Orientation Corps, codenamed So-Safe Corps.

Our correspondent gathered that the assault was a fallout of the lingering obaship tussle throughout the group, which had led to a sequence of petitions on who turns into the standard ruler of the group.

The gunmen have been mentioned to have invaded the group on Thursday afternoon and attacked two chiefs who have been getting back from a gathering, taking pictures at their automobiles sporadically, leaving them with gunshot accidents.

Upon listening to the sound of the gunshots, the So-Safe operative, recognized as Kusika Benjamin, was mentioned to have raced after the gunmen into the bush the place he was shot.

The gunshot accidents sustained by Benjamin have been mentioned to have led to his demise.

The supply mentioned, “On Thursday night, some unidentified gunmen launched an assault on some native chiefs (Baales) getting back from a gathering, shot at them, and broken their automobiles.

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“The Baales sustained gunshot injuries and were taken to the hospital while the So-Safe officer died on the spot. The police came around after the gunmen had left and restored calm.”

When contacted, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the assault, stressing that two of the native chiefs have been shot and an officer of the So-Safe Corps, who arrived on the scene to curb the assault, was shot useless by the gunmen.

“The Divisional Police Officer acquired a misery name on 18/4/24 at about 1600hrs from Obalade Abuke Oba village by way of Oluke in Ewekoro, Ogun State, that 5 unknown gunmen emerged from the bush and opened hearth on some baales getting back from the Council of Baales’ assembly.

“As a result, one Saibu Rasaq, ‘M’, Baale Keleu village and Sesi Odunjo, ‘M’, Baale Abule Oko village, sustained gunshot injuries on their shoulder and head. They also reported that two of their vehicles were sprayed with bullets.”

She added that upon receipt of the misery name, the Divisional Police Officer led a patrol group to the scene of the taking pictures and rescued two of the victims to a close-by hospital the place they’re at the moment hospitalised.

She added that Benjamin whereas attempting to salvage the scenario, bumped into the gunmen who opened hearth on him. He was, nonetheless, rushed to Ifo General Hospital the place he was confirmed useless on arrival by the physician on responsibility.

“One Kusika Benjamin who was later identified as a commander of the So-Safe in Ewekoro was shot by the same unknown fleeing suspects. The DPO rushed him to Ifo Hospital where he was certified dead by the doctor on duty,” she mentioned.

Odutola disclosed additional that an investigation had commenced into the incident to unravel the perpetrators of the assault and convey them to justice.



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