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Oyo community cries out over indigenes’ killings

By OLA AJAYI

IBADAN — FOLLOWING the killing of seven indigenes of Iseyin last Saturday by some suspected armed robbers, residents of the city have petitioned  security agencies in the state to help them check the recurring attacks.

People of Iseyin in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State lamented their ordeals in the hands of the men of the underworld who send promising sons of the town to their untimely graves.

The robbers were said to have blocked the bus in which the victims were travelling along Iseyin/ Maya road at the weekend.

It was gathered that the driver of the bus, in an attempt to escape with his passengers, reportedly hit one of the robbers.

This, according to a source, infuriated the robbers who were said to have  immediately opened fire on the occupants of the bus.

The incident propelled a socio- cultural organisation- Iseyin Elders Council to call on the security agencies in the state to protect them against future attack.

Speaking through its Secretary, Alhaji Bolaji Kareem, the council pleaded for increase in the number of security operatives manning all the roads.

He added that the incident at the weekend was just one of several attacks that they constantly suffer in the hands of robbers and Fulani herdsmen.


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