Oyo council polls: Stray bullet kills teenager


A teenager simply identified as Kofo was killed by a stray bullet when some hoodlums clashed with personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Idi Oro area of Ibadan during Saturday’s local government election in Oyo State.
The girl was said to have gone to a pharmaceutical shop to buy some drugs when she met her untimely death.
It was gathered from residents that some hoodlums were fomenting trouble in the area when personnel of the NSCDC in the state were called in to quell the violence.
The residents alleged that the girl was killed by a stray bullet belonging to the NSCDC in the ensuing clash.
The hoodlums thereafter attacked the NSCDC Divisional Office in Ibadan North West Local Government Council at Ekotedo, vandalising the premises.
It was gathered that officers of the NSCDC later mobilised and repelled the attack.
The spokesman of the NSCDC in the state, Mr Olusegun Oluwole, who confirmed the incident, however, said that men of the command were not responsible for the killing of the teenager.
Oluwole said the hoodlums were already shooting before the arrival of the NSCDC team.
He said the case was now under investigation by the police.
“Our men are not responsible for what happened, but I can tell you now that the case is with the police,’’ he said.
Efforts to get the reactions of the police spokesperson in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, proved abortive as calls put through to his line were not answered.
He did not also respond to a text message sent to his line. (NAN)

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