Bandits, vigilantes engage in gun duel in Oyo, abduct two

Bandits suspected to be Fulani herders and local vigilantes engaged in gun duel in Oyo after attacking and abducting two persons at an event near old Oyo National Park.

The Attack which happened in the agrarian community of Sepeteri in Saki East Local Government area of Oyo State, yesterday led to the death of one man.

After the attack, the bandits reportedly escaped into the National Park Forest Reserve with their abductees.

Elisha Olanrewaju, one of the hunters, who went after the bandits said: “Some bandits attacked some people at a function killing a man, injured one and abducted two others.

“We went into the bush and we were able to rescue a victim. They started shooting at us. They ran away moving towards Iseyin.

“But, the atmosphere there is calm now and security agents are there. When they engaged us, nobody died. We thank God, but some of our members were injured”.

It was learnt that the bandits always hibernate in the reserve to attack innocent people.

A police source, who preferred anonymity said all conventional security agents were there to ensure peace return to the area.

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