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2019 poll: Gangsters shot school boy in Ibadan

Barely two hours after voting ended in major areas of Ibadan, Oyo state, a school boy was shot by notorious gang of 'one million boys'.

The incident occurred at polling unit 2 of Ibadan South East local government, where a former Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan, Taofeek Arapaja was said to have earlier cast his vote.

Results were being collated when the assailant struck, and allegedly fired bullets in the direction of the politician, who escaped by the whiskers, an eyewitness said.

Accordung to an eyewitness, ''The boy, Monsuru, who just finished his secondary education at St Luke’s College in Molete, Ibadan was mauled down by the thugs. Many residents believe the thugs belong to the group called ‘One Million Boys’.

“Votes were being collated when the assailants came into Lako Compound, Kudeti, the same ward where Ambassador Arapaja voted and they started shooting sporadically. It led to the death of Monsuru.”

Reports say trouble started when loyalists of an opposition political party started removing the banners and posters of other parties in the vicinity and replacing them with those of their candidates.

In his reaction, Chief Arapaja who is a chieftain of ADC said there was no adequate security in the area.

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