Stray Bullets Kill 2, Injure Schoolchildren As Land-Grabbers, Police Fight Over Gun In Ogun

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Stray Bullets Kill 2, Injure Schoolchildren As Land-Grabbers, Police Fight Over Gun In Ogun - Vantage News Nigeria
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In Ikogbo community, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, two persons have been reportedly killed by  stray bullets as suspected land-grabbers fought policemen over a gun on Wednesday.

Two others, who sustained gunshot injuries were hospitalised after the incident.

Vantage News gathered that before the incident,  there was a land dispute between Ikogbo and Imose communities

Trouble started when attempts to enforce a court judgement on the disputed land between the two communities in favour of Ikogbo became tensed.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the Onikogbo of Ikogbo, Oba Nurudeen Osoja, invited some policemen to enforce the judgement and allegedly sealed houses on the disputed land.

“But the resistance of the residents forced the policemen to start shooting sporadically,”

“A bullet hit one Matthew, an innocent Okada rider that just came back from Lusada Market and injured schoolchildren and passers-by. One of them later died.”

Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that two persons died from stray bullets, while some suspected land-grabbers were struggling over the gun with a police inspector.

The PPRO revealed   the command received a petition from Oba Nurudeen Osoja, the Onikogbo of Ikogbo, Ado-Odo Ota on September 20, alleging threat to his life, malicious damage, armed robbery and cultism against certain individuals in the community.

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