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Stray Bullet Kills Man As Cultists Clash In Ilesha


The Police Command in Osun State has confirmed the killing of a young man, identified as Olorunda, in Ilesha, by suspected cultists.

The command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident in Osogbo on Wednesday, said that the victim was hit by a stray bullet.

Opalola, however, said that calm was restored in the area while police investigation was ongoing on the incident.

He also said that officers were on the trail of the culprits.

According to reports, armed men suspected to be cultists, at about 9.00am allegedly shot at a rival gang member at Irojo Area, Ilesa, but missed their target and ended up killing Olorunda.

An eyewitness, who spoke who did not want his name mentioned, told newsmen that the victim, who works at a sawmill in the area, went to buy cowpea for his breakfast when he was hit by the stray bullet.

The witness said some assailants, suspected to be cult members, were after a renounced Eye cult member in the area, who they shot at and missed, but their bullet ended up killing an innocent person.

It was, however, learnt that the attack was a spillover from the exchange of gun battle between Eye from Irojo and Afe confraternity from Iwara on Tuesday evening.



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