Two persons have been reportedly killed while three others sustained varying degrees of gun shot injury on Tuesday night when gunmen attacked Alalubosa community in Asa local government area of Kwara state.
It was gathered that the gunmen entered the community, shooting sporadically while pandemonium ensued making residents to run helter skelter.
According to a source, the gunmen stormed the community at about 10:00pm when the residents were enjoying fresh air outside their houses.
The source added that the residents ran for their lives as the attackers attacked the houses one after another.
“One girl, Semiat Mukaila, was shot on the arm, while Abdullahi Awe’s leg was broken with gun butt. They are both receiving treatment at hospital now. The gunmen also shot Isiaq Abdullahi on the arm.
“After they shot another resident, AbdulRasheed Alafara, on the leg and he tried to escape from the scene, the attackers pursued him and gave him machete cuts until he died.
“The members of the vigilante team also succeeded in killing one of the suspected kidnappers”, said the source.
Another source also said that six gunmen rained bullets for more than 30 minutes when they entered into the community, and that members of the local vigilante team were able to gun down one of them while others ran away.
The source in the area gave kudos for bravery of the men of the local vigilante team, appealing to concerned authorities to provide them with adequate ammunition to combat insurgents.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the report, said that Kwara Police Command drafted its men to the scene since 1:00 am when it got the report.