At least, four inhabitants of Ladeowo area of Omi-Adio in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were alleged to have been killed by some suspected armed robbers on Friday.
Report had it that the armed robbers stormed the community in the evening aboard motorcycles, robbing those operating Point of Sales Machines from shop to shop.
Eye witnesses reported that those in the community raised the alarm when they realized that there was robbery attack in the area, but the hoodlums responded by shooting sporadically into the air to scare the people away.
One of the eyewitnesses (preferred anonymity), said that “ln a commando-style, the armed robbers stormed our area and killed four people. The people that were killed are not POS operators but residents and Okada riders who were chasing them. We called police in Omi-Adio command but they didn’t come until Saturday morning.”
A police source at the Omi-Adio police command confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Ibadan on Sunday.
The Police Public Relations Officer’s in the Command, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident, saying that investigation was ongoing on the incident.