- Kazeem Badmus
A 28-year-old admission seeker, Kudus Ibrahim was on Sunday killed and burnt at Okanala area in Irepodun Local Government of Osun amidst the communal crisis between Ifon and Ilobu communities.
OSUN DEFENDER reports that there has been a communal crisis on land dispute between the two communities.
Narrating how the incident happened, an uncle of the victim, Prince Jimoh Kadri who claimed he was the target of the assassination said some armed men invaded his house in Okanla area this morning, spraying gunshots.
He said, “I went out this morning when my wife called me that some people numbering about 20 wearing hoods came home with guns.
“There was a person among them known as Kokanle who didn’t use the hood. They broke all my house windows.
“I didn’t park my car outside so they thought I was at my family house at Olokanla compound. They came to search our family compound but I was not there.
“I got information that they met one of my younger brothers (Ibrahim Kudus) at home and he was killed with the house burnt. After killing the boy, they drag him inside a car and burn him in the car.
“Kudus was 28 years. He was looking for admission into a higher institution. He wrote the last jamb.”
Kadri appealed to the state government and security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.
“I want to appeal to the government to fish out those who perpetrated this criminal act. They should not go unpunished.”
Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson for Osun Command, Yemisi Opalola, said officers have been deployed to the area to forestall further damages.
She said, “Someone was burnt with a car around Okanla, the area between Ifon and Ilobu.
“We have deployed our men to the area to forestall further breakdown of law. Even the Commissioner of Police went there. Normalcy is returning to the place.”