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One killed, two injured as gunmen attack farm settlement in Kwara


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says some gunmen attacked a farm settlement at Ahun village, Oro-Ago, Ifelodun LGA of Kwara state.

The attack is said to have resulted in the death of a teenage girl.

Babawale Afolabi, NSCDC command’s spokesman in Kwara, disclosed the development in a statement issued on Sunday.

Afolabi said the incident happened on Saturday night, adding that two other persons sustained bullet wounds.

“On Sept. 26, some community leaders from Ahun farm settlement in Oro-Ago, reported at our divisional office in the area, about an attack on their community by unknown gunmen,” the statement reads.

“The gunmen were in their large numbers, and they started shooting sporadically when they entered the community, which resulted in the killing of one Rukayat, a teenager, by a stray bullet.”

The spokesman said the motive behind the attack had not been established.

He, however, said investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Afolabi added that the command is working with the community leaders, in order to get to the root of the matter.

According to the NSCDC, additional security officers have been deployed to the community to forestall another attack.

This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.



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