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Fear Grips Residents As Gunmen Invade Osun Community, Shoot At One

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Palpable fear now grips the residents of Omo-Ijesa in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State, as yet-to-be identified gunmen shot a man, Mr Titus Olusola Akinrosoye in his house in the midnight of Friday 5th August.

Mr Akinrosoye was said to have escaped by providence.

According to the victim, the men who came with guns shot him through the window around 1:00 am, but he escaped being killed by providence.
As at the time of this report, bullets marks of the gun shots were still on his bed.

“The shouts for help from the co-respondents scared the dare devil men and made their way out of the town.

“The matter had been reported to the Divisional Police Officer in Ijebu-Jesa, who visited the town in the early hours of Friday.

“The monarch of the town, Oba Oluwaseyi Adejola was also in the house on Friday morning to confirm the shots.

“The inhabitants of the town could no longer sleep with their eyes closed with the fear and apprehension of further attacks.” He explained.

Though, the source of the attack on the Akinrosoye family house has no been actually confirmed, but sources in the community disclosed that “it may not be unconnected with an ongoing chieftaincy tussle in the community”, while others hinted that “it could be the remenant of the just concluded election” .

Meanwhile, the Head of the Akinrosoye family who was attacked had called on the state Commissioner of Police to kindly come to his aid to secure him and members of his family from being killed, while the monarch of the town, is also charged to allow peace to reign in the family.

“I appeal to our Kabiyesi to give peace a chance. We have never experienced this type of midnight attack in the town, as a former security officer in the country, he should reign the town with peace and tranquility, we should not be cohabitating under fear in the town”, Mr. Akinrosoye appealed.

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