Gunmen storm Olubadan palace, ex-SSG escapes death

A former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Sharrafaden Ali, escaped death Monday morning when unknown gunmen attacked the Olubadan palace in Popo-yemoja, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Mr. Ali escaped by the whiskers alongside three other journalists who were at the palace to cover the installation of four local chiefs (baales) by the Olubadan, Saliu Adetunji.

The gunmen who drove in a black Sienna, stormed the palace around 11.45 a.m.

They also screamed at the visitors stationed at the palace entrance, hurling abusive words in Yoruba.

Mr. Ali, who is also Asaaju Balogun of Ibadan land, was sitting in his black Toyota Land cruiser jeep with registration number Lagos Epe 447 ER when the shooting began.

In several pictures posted by a known supporter of the politician on Facebook, the car’s screen was shattered by bullets.

Some of the journalists also sustained minor injuries during the shootings, a source said.

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