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There was chaos in some parts of Osogbo, Osun State capital as suspected hoodlums exchanged gunshots over the alleged killing of a thug, simply identified as Bolaji.

Bolaji, one of the boys of a popular kingpin (names withheld) was said to have been shot dead near a commercial bank, located around Oke-fia, in Osogbo late last week.

Sources informed the Nigerian Tribune that the deceased was allegedly killed by some thugs, who are members of the National Union of Roads Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos garage in Osogbo.

However, pandemonium out around 7.15pm when some touts swooped on the group of thugs suspected killers of Bolaji in a reprisal attack, which culminated in the firing gunshots that lasted for almost 30 minutes.

The development caused apprehension as residents and shop owners around Old Garage area, Oke-fia, Alekuwodo, Orisunbare, and Igbonna scampered to safety to avoid being hit by a stray bullet.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police command, Mrs. Folasade Odoro said the gunshots were from two rival cultist groups.

She stated that “the anti-cultist unit of the Police command in the state were on their trail to arrest them”, saying “as I am talking to you, our men are on the operation to contain and arrest the cultists.”