May 10, 2021

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Osun killings: Govt condemns act, orders immediate manhunt of assailants

Government of the state of Osun on Sunday condemned in totality the killings of 6 family members at Wasinmi, in Irewole Local Government area of the state by unknown gunmen.

The state Deputy Governor, Mr Benedict Alabi, who paid a condolence visit to the bereaved family on Sunday morning described the killings as disheartening and unfortunate.

Alabi, who was received by scores of family members of the deceased and some leaders in the community described the incident as a case of brutal assassination, adding that the perpetrators would be brought to book in no distant time.

He, added that the state government has ordered the security agencies in the state to fish out the evil doers and bring them before the law.

The Osun Deputy Governor, who was accompanied by the state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, asked members of the community and the citizens of the state at large to remain calm, assuring that government would continue to provide adequate security across the state.

In his words, ” This is a very unfortunate incident and we are so sad about it as a government. It is shocking and strange to our communities.

“We are here on behalf of the state government to sympathize with you and we are assuring you that those criminal elements that perpetrated this evil act would not go scot-free, we have ordered security agencies to swing into action and fish them out to face the wrath of law”.

He, however, called on members of the community to assist security agents with useful information that could speed up the arrest of the killers.