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Social Unrest Residents flee neighbourhood over militant group

Five people were killed from the attack which has led the residents to abandon their homes, in a bid to acquire safety.

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A social unrest has caused residents of the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, to flee their homes after the killing of five people by militants in the area.

According to Punch, the militants also injured three other people, causing further panic in the neighbourhood.

Reports has it that the terror group unleashed mayhem, when their search for a man named ‘Bashorun’, yielded no result.

The leader of the group ordered his followers to shoot everyone within reach as a result.

The police’s account of the incident put the casualties at four people, as opposed to the community’s claim that five people were killed.

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Saheed Olanure (21), Alfa Daniel (36), Lekan Nojeemu (24), and Emeka Chiasung (28), have been listed as the victims of the attack, Punch reports.

A resident in the area gave an account of what happened, stating that the attackers came in through a swamp, and also returned in the path.

“They came in through a swamp and left through the same way. I was in the toilet when they came. I just heard gunshots and the sound of people running.”

“They entered the house beside ours. They were saying, ‘Kill everybody,’ ‘Anybody that comes outside, kill’. People ran inside and shut themselves in.”

“They started knocking on doors. They were shouting at a man to come outside, but he refused. The next thing I heard was a gunshot and a scream. They went to more houses.”

“They started the operation around 9pm and finished around 9.44pm. More than five people were killed, and they didn’t take any money.”

“We picked some corpses from the bush. We later picked one inside a house. We found the dead workers as well. Three people were injured.”

Muyiwa Adejobi, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the number of casualties. He said that the state government is working on strengthening the security in the state.

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