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Osun: Fear as suspected gunmen invade Osogo, shoot at will

For 2 straight nights, the peace in some components of Osogbo was eroded by an unidentified group of younger males who studies say have been taking pictures sporadically, wielding machetes and inflicting mayhem.

DAILY POST’s investigation revealed that for 2 nights working, there have been confirmed studies of sporadic shootings in some chosen areas of Osogbo.

These shootings usually happen between the hours of 10pm via 12 midnight.

Sources claimed that they noticed some younger males taking pictures sporadically and that the gunshots have been on account of rival cult teams making an attempt to outdo one another whereas others allege that they have been members of the State Boys, a bunch of political thugs which gained notoriety in the course of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola.

Among the areas the place the taking pictures occurred that are Oke-Baale, Olaiya, Egbatedo, Gbeemu, Oja-Oba, Atelewo, Idi-Omo, Balogun , Ita Akogun have been described as unsafe for each residents and non-residents.

An affected resident, Titus Oluwasuyi, famous that there’s the necessity for presidency to work extra on safety because of the inflow of cultists and political thugs.

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He revealed that they have been now all over the place and weapons have been now used freely in Osogbo and residents of some areas at the moment are turning into scared as a result of individuals are killed at will.

He mentioned, “we now advise ourselves inside Osogbo to not keep outdoors until late at evening once more however to remain secure in our properties as there’s now combating on the town.”

He alleged that the thugs have been not directly working for the state authorities.

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Deputy Superintendent of Corp (DSC), Daniel Adigun confirmed the incidents however defined that their identities couldn’t be ascertained.

Based on him, “We don’t know as at now if they’re thugs or members of secret cults, however undoubtedly they’re hoodlums who’re disturbing the peace of the society.

“The violence simply began all of a sudden on Monday and as at yesterday, intelligence report has it that in some components of Osogbo, they wished to come back out even within the morning.

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“The scenario is already below management because the state safety Joint Job Drive (JTF) was capable of stem the tide and anyone who desires to foment hassle might be arrested and made to face the complete wrath of the regulation.”

He acknowledged that the reason for the violence couldn’t be ascertained because it began all of a sudden on Monday however maintained {that a} reoccurrence was out of the query.

Whereas explaining that the state capital has skilled a surge in felony actions these days, he revealed that felony components have infiltrated secondary faculties as some college students of those faculties have been recruited into their ranks.

In the meantime, in a phone chat with DAILY POST, the Osun Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola revealed that the hoodlums have been arrested with their weapons and have been at present present process investigation on the State Prison Investigations Division.

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