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NOT AGAIN!!! One Killed, Children, Others Injured As Masquerades Attack Muslims In Osun.
At least, one person has been confirmed dead while about 12 persons, including children, sustained gunshot injuries in a clash that ensued between masquerade worshipers in Osogbo and some Muslims on Sunday.
Information made available to Toktok9ja revealed that d that the masquerade worshipers opened gunfire at the Muslims at their worship centre, Kamorudeen Central Mosque, located at Oluode Aranyin in Osogbo around 2:30 pm on Sunday while performing a special prayer for Nigeria.
Some of the children who were shot are under 17 years and are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.
A 12-year-old boy, Abduljeleel Ali who sustained gunshot injuries on the chest and leg; Adebayo Awolesin, 15, who was shot in the arm; Taofeeq Fatai, 17 and Maliq Abdukabir, 17 are all undergoing treatment in Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
A Camry car and mosque windows were destroyed in the clash.
Toktok9ja learnt that Kamorudeen Islamic Society of Nigeria organised a special prayer for Nation which was attended by members of the organisation across the state.
In an interview conducted by newsmen, one of the victims Isiaka Ajagbe, 37, narrated that the traditional worshippers were led by one Kayode Esuleke.
He said that the masquerade and their worshipers under the protection of the police walked past the mosque before they returned and descended on them with stones.
“They were first throwing stones and also started firing guns at us. They destroyed the mosque. We are on our own.”
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