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Gunmen kill Ogun paramount ruler


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Gunmen have shot dead a popular traditional chief, Adeyinka Folarin, the Baasegun of the Itunsokun community in Ogun State.

According to Punch, the gunmen suspected to be cultists were said to have on Monday night around 8pm attacked Folarin in his residence in Sagamu.

Two traditional rulers who did not want their names in print confirmed the killing.

One of the traditional rulers said, “The information is correct but I don’t have much information about the incident. We heard that the chief who is a popular traditional chief and member of the Akarigbo in-council was killed last night. He is popularly called Baasegun, we however can’t say these are the people who did these terrible acts. We leave the police and other security agencies to do their job.”

A staff of Sagamu local government who pleaded anonymity said that the incident also made the LG workers hurriedly shut down for the day to avoid being caught in any act of violence that the killing could cause.

The source said, “Already, tension is very high in the town as I speak to you, workers are already moving out of the local government secretariat to avoid being caught in any form of crisis. Many are saying the man was killed by cultists but no one could really confirm this, the information is still scanty now.”


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