Heavy shooting by unknown gunmen occured today at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, during installation of Mogajis and Baales
A chieftain of Labour Party who was a former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Sharafadeen Alli, were among the people including journalists, who escaped death while the shooting lasted.
Four gunmen, at about 11:45am Monday, reportedly arrived the palace in a black Toyota Sienna and opened fire in front of the palace. Alli’s car and several others were badly hit. Others at the venue including journalists took cover.
Alli, the Asanu Balogun Olubadan of Ibadanland, luckily escaped unhurt as he was in the car during the shooting that lasted up to 10 minutes.
The shooters later sped off towards Molete end of Popoyemoja.
The coronation however continued inside the palace.
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