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Six Persons Including Police Officer Killed As Kashamu Political Rally Turns Bloody



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A political rally organised Senator Buruji Kashamu, on Sunday turned bloody leaving six people including a police officer dead Indepedent Newspaper Reports.

Naija News learnt that two persons where shot dead on Sunday while four others, including a bricklayer and the police officer was killed on Monday.

The gun duel, which started around 5:30pm on Sunday at Oke – Sopen Road leading to Station bus stop reportedly spilled into Oke – Agbo area and Ojowo, with gunshot booming intermittently all through the night and escalated in the early hours of Monday.

The attack, which led to many sustaining various degrees of injuries, it was gathered, started immediately after Senator Kashamu’s ‘thank you visit’ to Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.
A police source, which spoke with our correspondent, revealed that the pandemonium started during a clash between men of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC and some member of a cult group, Eiye Confraternity.

The pandemonium, it was gathered led to the death of one OPC member and another member of the cult group.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, told INDEPENDENT that the Area Commander of Ijebu Igbo was immediately directed by the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu to mobilize and bring the situation under control.

Oyeyemi explained that the team was on a routine patrol in the early hours of Monday when they were ambushed by the suspected cult members and opened fire on the, killing one on the spot while another officer was said to have sustained gunshot injury.

The situation, it was further gathered, thrown the whole community into confusion as residents and visitors scampered to safety in fear while some were caught in the crossfire.