Gunmen raid Osun community, kill 1, loot shops

Gunmen raid Osun community, kill 1, loot shops

- There was confusion in Sabo, an Osun community on Friday, December 25

- Some gunmen unleashed an attack on some traders in the area and even killed one of them

- The hoodlums also looted a lot of shops in the place

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Men of the underworld did not feel that Christmas day, Friday, December 25, is a day for solemn reflection when they unleashed an attack in the Sabo area in Osogbo, Osun state capital and succeeded in killing at least one person.

The Nation reports that after causing mayhem the hoodlums went about looting shops in the area.

The newspapers revealed that the gang had on Thursday, December 24, organised a ‘Candle Night Procession’ for a deceased member.

That same Thursday, the hoodlums shot one trader and injured many other persons in their operation.

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Gunmen raid Osun community, kill 1, loot shops
The gunmen killed a trader in the community and looted a lot of shops (Photo: @PoliceNG)
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Eyewitnesses claim that due to the development, shops in the area have remained under lock and key.

Meanwhile, some unknown gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in the Okene local government area of Kogi and succeeded in killing two Nigerian Navy personnel.

Giving the information to newsmen, Abdulmumin Muhammad, the chairman of Okene LGA, said the gang raided the checkpoint and unleashed their attack around 7pm on Wednesday, December 23, the same day the officers (five of them) resumed duty.

Part of a statement from the office of the local government chairman on this development read:

“Two officers have been confirmed dead and two were injured and currently receiving treatment in hospital. One officer escaped unhurt.”

In another report, at least 20 residents were abducted by some suspected gunmen in Tunga Maji, a suburb of Abuja early Thursday morning, September 10.

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Although the figure could not be immediately confirmed, a resident noted that after prolonged shootings in the community that lies near Zuba at least 20 people were kidnapped.

Anjugur Manzah, the police spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory, speaking to the news publication said he was working on a statement on the attack.

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