Masquerade Clash With Muslims In Osun State, 1 Dead, Children And Others Severely Injured - PHOTOS

Masquerade Clash With Muslims In Osun State, 1 Dead, Children And Others Severely Injured - PHOTOS
Photos of those injured.

We received reports that a serious clash happened between masquerade worshippers and muslim worshippers on Sunday resulting to the death of one person dead and over 12 people sustained injury.

People who experienced the incident said that the masquerade worshippers started the riot and opened gunfire at the Muslim worshippers who were having their prayer at their worship centre, Kamorudeen Central Mosque, located at Oluode Aranyin in Osogbo around 2:30 pm.

Some people who were shot and injured were under 17 and they are currently undergoing treatment in different hospital for the moment. A 12-year-old boy, Abduljeleel Ali who sustained gunshot injuries on the chest and leg; Adebayo Awolesin, 15, who was shot in the arm; Taofeeq Fatai, 17 and Maliq Abdukabir, 17 are all undergoing treatment in Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

It was gathered that Kamorudeen Islamic Society of Nigeria organised a special prayer for Nation which was attended by members of the organisation across the state.

One of the victims who spoke with yesterday during a visit to the hospital, Isiaka Ajagbe, 37, narrated that the traditional worshippers were led by one Kayode Esuleke.

He said that the masquerade and their worshipers under the protection of the police walked past the mosque before they returned and descended on them with stones.

A Camry car and mosque windows were destroyed in the clash.

He said;

“They were first throwing stones and also started firing guns at us. They destroyed the mosque. We are on our own.”

The Imam of the mosque, Kazeem Yunus confirmed that the leader of the organisation in Iwo, Osun State, Moshood Salawudeen was shot in the head and gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.

“Some of our members, about 12 who sustained bullet injuries have been taken to Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro; Osogbo central hospital and UNIOSUN central hospital while the corpse has been deposited at UNIOSUN teaching hospital mortuary,” he added.

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