Gun Men Attack Olubadan Palace To Prevent Installation Of Baale, Mogajis - Photos

at 06:37 PM, 25 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Former Secretary to Oyo State Government, Barrister Sarafadeen Abiodun Alli and three journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital escaped death by the whisker Monday morning when some suspected gunmen numbering about seven (7) attacked the Popoyemoja Palace of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

Alli who is also the Asiwaju Balogun of Ibadanland, though was unhurt when the gunmen shot his car (a black land crusier SUV jeep with registration EPE 447 ER) several times, the three journalists were not so lucky as they sustained varYING degrees of injuries on their legs, heads arms and fingers.

The affected journalists are; Ademola Babalola (Thisday), Femi Atoyebi (Punch) and Jeremiah Oke (Daily Trust).

The trio and their colleagues had gone to the palace to cover the installation of some Baales by the Olubadan.

Though the identities of the gunmen have remained unknown, it was gathered they came in a black Toyota siena car at about 11.45am an were in the palace to prevent the installation by the Olubadan.

The three journalists were just arriving at the gate of the palace when they were caught in the fire, but escaped being shot by taking refuge in the gutter‎ in front of the palace. They were there for about 10 minutes until the gunmen sped off towards Molete end of Popoyemoja.

Their cloths were also toured while running for dear lives.

Also attacked during the sporadic shooting was one Alhaja Iyabo Adeyemi whose car, a Black Honda Accord with registration number GGB 690 CU was damaged. Other occupants of the car also sustained injuries.

DAILY POST correspondent who arrived the venue around 12 pm shortly after the incident saw hundreds of sympathisers thanking God for the lives of those attacked.

But the attack did not prevent the installation of the new Baales by the Olubadan.

Those installed are Chief Saheed Adeyemi Alatise who was installed as Baale Lagelu Aboke Village and Chief Taye Makinde Aikomo who emerged as Baale Adigun Village.

Present at the event are former Governor of the state and the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, Senator Rasidi Adewolu Ladoja; Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Iyalode of Ibadanland Chief Aminat Abiodun.

Others are Mogaji Abduljeleel Adanla (Mogaji Adanla), Mogaji Abass Oloko (Mogaji Oloko) among others.

OkeEyitayo at 07:14 PM, 25 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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God will catch them
Otikadinje at 09:13 PM, 25 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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tegonwa at 09:35 PM, 25 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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The Creature Who Sent The Gunmen Must Be One Of Those Titled Chiefs.Very Hopeless!Nawaa O!
Novic at 12:34 AM, 26 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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This is serious ooooo..... make I just dey waka pass..... abeg I dey waka pass, I will come and comment later.
This one weak me ooooo, well life must goes on.
I dey waka come bare
officynero at 05:59 AM, 26 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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Oworen25 at 08:28 AM, 26 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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This one is none of my business at all
ruthie at 10:10 AM, 26 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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BournIdentity at 12:39 PM, 26 Sep 17 (4 months ago)
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But why?                                                                     


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