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Residents Scamper For Safety As Hoodlums Invade Osun Community, One Reportedly Killed

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Residents of Sabo Area in Osogbo, Osun State Capital on Friday ran for their precious lives as some hoodlums armed with guns invaded the area.

One person reportedly killed while some others were injured

It was gathered that the incident degenerated and the hoodlums are now looting shops in those areas.

A resident, identified as Amusa, told our correspondent that the attack started late Thursday.

Amusa said the hoodlums had claimed to be mourning a colleague with a candlelight procession before they suddenly launched attacks on traders.

He said a yet-to-be-identified trader was killed in the process, adding that the hoodlums also continued their onslaught and attacked more people in the area on Friday.

However, the hoodlums attacked residents and business owners in the area. They shot one trader in the process while they attacked others who sustain injuries, which led to pandemonium in the area.

Subsequently, on Friday morning they returned to the area and unleashed mayhem by robbing and looting shops owners in the area.

Many of the shops in the area have closed down as a result of sporadic gunshots in the area.

As at the time of filing this report the area is still tensed as some Hausa traders in the area armed themselves with knives, cutlasses, clubs, stones to protect their shops.

Confirming the story, the Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Opalola Yemisi said investigation is ongoing while normalcy has returned to the affected area.

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