Gunmen Invades Olubadan Palace during Coronation of Mogajis and Baales
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It was a bitter ugly experience at the imperial palace of Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, during installation of Mogajis and Baales at early hours of today as gunmen invade the kings palace and shoot sporadically, daring members of the Kings council to come out. As at the time of filing this report, actual cause of this ugly occurrence has not been ascertain.
Some Media men present at the event, PUNCH journalist Olufemi Atoyebi; ThisDay Correspondent Demola Babalola; and a correspondent with Daily Trust, Jeremiah Oke; were among the people who escaped death while the shooting lasted.
While the activity was going on, the four gunmen in a black Toyota Sienna opened fire repeatedly around 11:45am, shattering Alli’s car’s glass windows and other cars parked in front of the palace.
The journalists, who were just arriving at the gate of the palace, were caught in the fire, but they escaped being shot as they ducked for cover in the drainage outlet in front of the palace.
The action lasted for about10 minutes before they drove off towards Molete axis. Alli, who is the Asaju Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan land, was also lucky, as he was inside the car when bullets hit his car.
The shooting, however, did not stop the coronation inside the palace.
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