10-year-old, one other hit by army’s bullets in Oyo

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A 10-year-old boy and a bricklayer have been reportedly hit by stray bullets from the shooting range of the  2 Division Nigeria Army at Odogbo in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital.

The victims identified as Daniel and Baba Ajeri were said to have been rushed to the hospital in the barracks where army medical personnel reportedly treated them.

The shooting has led into apprehension in the area as some residents flee for safety.

One of the residents said despite many complaints by the landlord association, the shooting persists.

A community leader, Mr Timothy Fadairo said, “The boy, Daniel, came to spend the holidays with his aunty who resides here.

“He was at the roadside when the bullet hit him. They said he would soon be discharged. The other victim, Baba Ajeri, was going to a filling station to buy fuel when he was hit by a bullet.”

When contacted, the officer in charge of Information at 2 Division Nigeria Army, Lt. Col. Charles Ekeocha, said he was not on the ground but would verify and get back to the press.

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