SARS, Land Grabbers Exchange Gun Fire In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Friday, April 26, 2019

SARS, Land Grabbers Exchange Gun Fire In Ogun


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Palpable fear has gripped residents and shop owners of Ofada area of Obafemi Owode local government of Ogun State following intense sporadic shootings between men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and land grabbers in a heated battle on Friday.
Many people ran helter and skelter as the shootings began on Friday morning and lasted for hours as people did not know what was happening.
It was gathered that SARS were deployed to the area to engage land grabbers, popularly known as ‘Omo Onile’ in a suspected land dispute.
Both parties were said to have exchanged gunfire.
Residents in the area were forced to remain indoor to avoid being caught in the shooting.
A resident of the area, who craved anonymity told our reporters that the crisis started on Thursday night and that he could not leave his house for work on Friday for fear of being caught in the fierce battle.
Shop owners at Ofada hurriedly shut their shops and ran away.
Palpable fear has gripped residents of the area as a result of the crisis that has lasted for two days.
As at the time of filing this report, the Ogun State Police Command is yet to confirm the incident.
Several phone calls put through to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi was not picked nor does he reply text message sent to him on the incident.

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