2 Persons hit by stray bullets from shooting spray in army barrack in major southwest state

  • Stray bullets coming out from the Nigerian army barrack at Odogbo in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, have hit two people living in the community around the barracks
  • One of the victims is said to be a 10-year-old Daniel, while the second, who is fondly called Baba Ajeri, have been taken to the military hospital in the barracks and are being attended to by the army medical personnel
  • One of the community leaders who spoke to journalists, Kareem Ijeru, revealed that sporadic shooting has always been happening within the barracks but the Friday night was very fearful

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Ibadan, Oyo – Apprehension broke out in some closed areas in Division 2 of the Nigerian army at Odogbo in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, as stray bullets hit two persons from the shooting range that happen within the barracks.

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According to The Punch, it was gathered that a 10-year-old, who is identified as Daniel and the second victim, an adult, popularly known as Baba Ajeri, were the 2 victims of the stray bullet.

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Tension in Ibadan as stray bullets from army barrack hit 2 civilian
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The two victims were reportedly rushed to the hospital inside the barracks, and the military medical personnel attended them.

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Residents in the area said the two were hit by stray bullets as the shooting continued on Friday, September 16.

The community said buildings, especially roofs, had been damaged by the rain of bullets from the shooting range as many take shelter in their houses to escape the flying bullets.

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Army barracks in Ibadan

One of the community leaders who spoke to journalists, Kareem Ijeru, said the new shooting was fearful on Friday night.

He noted that many of the people in the community have to park their vehicles outside their homes.

“They have started again. We have been going through this for years. They started again yesterday, and it was very bad last night.”

Commander, fighters killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram clash in northeast Nigeria

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists clashed in Borno State on Thursday night, killing dozens of fighters.

They terrorised the residents of the Dikwa and Bama local government areas, which later resulted in the death of a commander.

Meanwhile, the commander and his team were on a robbery mission but were intercepted by the ISWAP fighters and were defeated.

Source: Legit.ng

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