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Gunmen attack resident, kill 2

Five gunmen have been arrested after they attacked a house around the Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State, killing two people.

Residents said about 30 armed men invaded the area to attack the house belonging to one Wakili Olayiwola around 5:00 AM on Thursday.

They told Radio Nigeria that the attackers opened fire at the house, shooting indiscriminately and heavily, while also setting ablaze a car belonging to the house owner.

In a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria, Osun State police Command spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola said the five gunmen were arrested at the scene of the crime, while others escaped with gunshot wound, after a gun duel with police.

She gave the names of the gunmen as Suleiman Babatunde (39yrs) Saka Taofeek (35yrs) Raimi Saheed (21yrs), Akinloye Quwiyu (23yrs) and Sadio Alatise (25yrs).

Mrs Opalola confirmed that the attackers had already killed two people; Rilwan Kareem (23yrs) of Oke Bode area Ede and one Taofeek (21yrs) of Arunlogun area Ede before the police arrived.

She said one single barrel gun, one Dane gun, eight expended cartridges, axes, cutlasses, were recovered from the scene, while 48 rounds of AK 47 ammunition were expended in the repelling operation.

The police spokesperson said investigation had commence.

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