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14 Aug 2019

Police confirm three dead as festival turns violent In Ogun community

The Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the killing of three persons in Isheri Olofin community in the Kara area of Ogun State. They were reportedly killed by soldiers.
Others reportedly sustained injuries in the incident that occurred on Monday night. It was during the celebration of the yearly ‘Isheri Day’ festival.

According to residents, one of the victims, who was alleged to have been hit by a stray bullet, died instantly while two others died in the hospital from gunshot wounds.

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Spokesperson for the Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, explained that two deaths have so far been reported at the Divisional Police Station in the area.

He added that investigations have begun to unravel the real circumstances that led to the killing.

Urging residents to remain calm, Oyeyemi vowed that those behind the killing would be brought to book.

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