Journalists, others escape death as gunmen open fire at Olubadan’s palace

Gunmen on Monday reportedly raided the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan as he was installing Mogajis and Baales.


  • Journalists and a former Secretary to the Oyo State Government (Sharafadeen Alli) escaped death as 4 gunmen stormed the palace in a black Toyota Sienna shooting sporadically.
  • 3 journalists, Olufemi Atoyebi with Punch, Demola Babalola with ThisDay, and Jonathan Oke with Daily Trust were reportedly walking into the venue when the shooting started.
  • Also in the line of fire was Asaju Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan, whose car window the gunmen shattered with bullets while he ducked inside.
  • The gunmen reportedly remained for 10 minutes before driving off.
  • The installation of the Mogajis and Baales were not disrupted.

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