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Gunmen kill nursing mother in Osun

A nursing mother, identified as Adijat has been shot dead by unknown gunmen while taking her bath in Osun state.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the deceased, a Fulani lady, who was nursing a three-month-old baby, was killed in her bathroom on Tuesday at about 10 p.m.

The incident, according to neighbours occurred in Oke-Akute area of Iba in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Osun command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kehinde Adeleke said although the woman was shot on Tuesday night but gave up the ghost on Thursday.

“The killers are yet to be identified but efforts are ongoing to apprehend those behind the incident to bring them to justice”, she added.

Meanwhile, a resident of the community Wale Also pleaded with the security agencies to intensify efforts to apprehend the suspects to alleviate the fear of residents over such incidents.

he added that a similar incident had occurred in the community about two years ago and residents are still living in perpetual fear.

In a related development, three Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have been reportedly killed in separate attacks on communities by suspected armed herdsmen in Gwer West Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the three victims who were attacked and killed at separate locations on Wednesday were inmates of the Agagbe IDP camp in Gwer West LGA. They include 30-year-old Targule Sechivir, 25-year-old Ortom Chiater and 50-year-old Amos Kusa.

The Manager of the camp Mr. Jacob Ibaah who confirmed the attack, lamented that
Mr. Sechivir of Tse-Jabi Sengev Council Ward who was displaced from his home by the marauders in July 2020 “was killed yesterday (Wednesday) by the same Fulani herdsmen militia while in his farm.

“His remains were found and it has been buried. He alongside his family members were taking refuge at IDP camp Agagbe and they stayed at block six room three; he was 30 years old.”

According to the Camp Manager, “Ortom Chiater was also killed in his farm on Wednesday by armed herders; his body was found and buried. He was displaced by the same group in July 2022. He was from Tse -Ugber in Mbachohon Council Ward.

“He and his family members have been staying at IDP camp Agagbe in block three room two RCM since he was 25 years old.

“Also killed in his farm in the attack of Wednesday by suspected armed Fulani herdsmen was 50 years old Amos Kusa. He was from Tse-Utoh, Mbachohon Council Ward.

“The deceased was also displaced by the same group in July 2021 and had been staying with his family at IDP camp Agagbe, block one room two RCM.

“These were people who ran away from their ancestral homes and took refuge in IDP camps only to lose their lives in farms in this manner.”

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