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Stray bullet kills 10-year-old girl in Osun


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The Police Command in Osun on Wednesday disclosed that a 10-year-old girl was felled by stray bullets from suspected hoodlums on motorcycle at Ilerin, along Ilesa-Iperindo Road.
Osun Police Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said in a statement that the suspected hoodlums shot at the girl, her mother, and another child while on a motorcycle.
“As a result of the shooting, the three of them on the motorcycle sustained injuries, but the little girl died on the way to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTECH), Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa.”
Opalola said the girl’s body had been deposited at the mortuary, while her injured mother and the other child were admitted at the same hospital.
She further disclosed that police had intensified efforts to arrest the suspected criminals, who perpetrated the crime.
NAN reported that there was a similar shooting at Irojo area of Ilesa on Wednesday.
The incident claimed the life of one Olorunwa, a sawmill worker, who was hit by stray bullets from some suspected cult members.

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In the space of five days (Saturday to Wednesday), suspected cultists/hoodlums related shootings were recorded in Osun, with two deaths each recorded in Osogbo and Ilesa.