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Gunmen miss target, kill wife, mother

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IBADAN — Unknown gunmen, who reportedly missed their target yesterday descended on the man’s wife and mother, killing them in the process.

The gun-totting persons who struck at Olorunsogo area of Ibadan were said to have besieged the Olorunsogo residence of one Idowu Bolarinwa around 3:30a.m. and shot his relatives dead.

The unlucky women were identifiedd as Kafila Bolarinwa and her mother-in-law.

It was gathered that their target was in the mosque offering prayers as part of Ramadan activities when the hoodlums struck.

Vanguard further gathered that the hoodlums were enraged when they learnt that their target, who is a land speculator, was not available and shot the wife who they thought was hiding her husband.

Sources added that the man’s mother sensing the unusual movement and cry from her daughter-in-law, came out to find out what was happening only for the assailants to kill her too.

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olabisi Okuwobi-Clet Ilobanafor confirmed the incident.


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