- Muslims at Aleluya Estate in Osogbo, Osun state have been attacked by suspected gunmen
- Abu Mustapha, deputy commissioner of police in the state, has confirmed the incident
- According to Mustapha, one of the gunmen that attempted to kill the worshipers has been arrested
Suspected gunmen on Wednesday morning, March 20, reportedly attacked some Muslims at Aleluya Estate in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
Daily Trust reports that the Muslims stated that the gunmen tried to shoot at them on their way to the mosque for the early morning ‘Subuhi’ prayer.
Abu Mustapha, deputy commissioner of police in the state, who heard about the incident mobilised policemen from the Dada Estate Police divisional headquarters.
Policemen arrived at the scene promptly and one of the gunmen was arrested and a gun was recovered from him.
The police public relations officer for Osun state police command, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident saying the suspect was taken to Dada Estate police station for interrogation.
Legit.ng previously reported that some gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked a branch of a new generation bank located in Oke Ejigbo, Ila Orangun in Osun state.
Policemen and other security operatives were deployed to the scene of the said robbery to arrest the suspected criminals.
It was learnt that the robbers numbering about eight attacked the bank around 2pm, blasting the bank’s security door with an explosive substance.
The hoodlums who operated for more than one hour reportedly carted away a substantial amount of money before escaping a police task force that raced to the scene.
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