Gunmen Invade Ipetu Baba Ode, Ogun, Shoot Many.

Pandemonium erupted over the weekend at the Ipetu Baba Ode village on Idiroko Road in Ogun State, following an invasion by armed men suspected of being land grabbers.

In the ensuing stampede, some people were shot, while others were injured.

One of the victims, known as Oyeniyi Emmanuel, was still unconscious at an undisclosed hospital yesterday after being shot in the abdomen and hand.

According to Vanguard, about 50 gunmen assaulted the village Friday night, brandishing hazardous weapons, including rifles.

The locals fled for safety as a result of the occasional gunshots, and some have yet to return home.

According to a resident who went by the name Salauseen Mojeed, Emmanuel was shot while fleeing.

It was also discovered that a group of land grabbers had carried out similar attacks on the neighbourhood.

The most recent event apparently occurred only two months after a similar gory occurrence.

A victim of the latest attack, Bamidele Abiodun, who narrated his experience to Vanguard, said: “We were in the village that fateful night, when all of a sudden, there were sporadic gunshots everywhere. In our confusion, we ran in seperate directions to avoid being hit by the bullets.

“Leader of the gunmen was giving directives to those shooting. As I was running, something hit me.

Yet, I kept running until I became weak. It was at that point I realised it was a bullet that hit me.

The villagers, therefore, called on the Ogun State Government and Police authorities to wade into the matter before it gets out of control.

Efforts to get the reaction of the image maker in charge of the Ogun State Police Command, Omolola Odutola, failed, as she could not be reached on her mobile line.

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