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Gunmen kill traditional chief in Osun

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Blessing Akorowosi, Osogbo

Suspected gunmen have reportedly murdered a traditional chief known as Gbenga Okotore in Okutu-Ope community, Ilesa, Osun state.

It was gathered that the armed men shot Chief Okotore at a close range causing his death instantly.

The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically into the air before killing their target, our correspondent learnt.

Narrating what happened, a resident of the town, Adekunle Adegbola said that the deceased might have been trailed to the spot where he was murdered.

Adegbola stated that residents of the community heard gunshots sound when the incident happened but could not move closer to the place for the fear of being killed as well.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident to newsmen.

She stated that investigations are ongoing to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the murder.

“Okotore was a chief, a community leader in the area. We have commenced work on the incident and those involved will not escape justice,” Opalola said.

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