One person dead, 6 others arrested after hoodlums’ gun shootout with Hunters

Six people have been arrested by the Police in connection to a gun battle between hoodlums and local hunters which led to the death of one person.

Reports have it that some hoodlums at the weekend stormed a woman’s shop selling soft drinks at Sango Junction, Ikire, Irewole local government headquarters of Osun, demanding money.

The shop owner settled the hoodlums by giving them money, shortly after those set of hoodlum left, another set came to the same shop demanding for money.

The shop owner infuriated by the hoodlums act alerted some local hunters who waded into the matter with the motive of sending the hoodlums away.

The hunters were resisted by the hoodlums as they insisted on not leaving the shop till they were settled with money.

“The situation escalated to fisticuffs and even gunshot leading to the death of a yet to be identified person. The shop was also vandalised and goods destroyed”, a source disclosed.

Osun State Police Spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, reacting to the incident said, six persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

She also pointed out that investigation is currently on in order to unravel more concerning the incident.

She ended by saying that peace has been restored in the community.

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