Two Persons Hit By Stray Bullet In Ibadan

stray bullet kills two in ibadan
Army shooting hit two persons in Ibadan

There is chaos in certain areas near the 2Division Nigeria Army at Odogbo in Ibadan after two people were struck by stray gunshots from the barracks’ shooting range.

Our reporter learned that one of the victims, who is approximately 10 years old, is known as Daniel, while the other, an adult, is known as Baba Ajeri.

The two casualties were believed to have been transported to a hospital within the barracks, where army medics were treating them.

According to residents, the two of them were injured by bullets as the firing resumed on Friday.

They claimed that a burst of bullets from the shooting range had damaged their structures, particularly the roofs while many of them stayed indoors in order to escape the flying bullets.

Alhaji Kareem Ijeru, a neighborhood leader, informed our correspondent that the new round of firing was violent on Friday night, and many people were forced to park their vehicles outside their homes.

“They’ve restarted,” he said. 

We’ve been dealing with this for years. 

They began again yesterday, and it was quite nasty last night.

“Everybody stayed indoors and we all laid down flat to avoid being hit by bullets right inside out homes. The shooting continued this morning and unfortunately, two persons were hit.

“They have been rushed to the hospital in the barracks. The bullets which hit Baba Ajeri have not been removed but Daniel I lucky, I was told the one that hit him has been extracted.

“We have staged protests, we have complained to the army on many occasions but the situation has not changed.”

Another resident, Ade Owolabi, said many landlords in the area had evacuated to find alternative housing in order to save their lives.

“As a result of constant fear, some of our people have developed hypertension.” 

Is this, however, how we shall continue to live in danger? 

“President Muhammadu Buhari must assist us,” he added.

When contacted by phone, the officer in command of information at 2 Division Nigeria Army, Lt. Col Charles Ekeocha, said he was not on the ground but would call back.


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