Heartbreaking Tragedy: Gunmen Claim the Life of Motorcyclist in Oyo
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
A somber event unfolded in Ibadan, Oyo State, as a commercial motorcyclist fell victim to yet-to-be-identified gunmen suspected to be armed robbers. The tragic incident occurred under the cover of Sunday night darkness in Olorunda Aba town, situated in Lagelu Local Government Area of the state.
An eyewitness, who spoke under the veil of anonymity to The PUNCH, provided a chilling account of the unfortunate event. The motorcyclist, fulfilling his duty of transporting passengers, unknowingly carried his assailants to an unknown destination. In a heart-wrenching turn of events, he was mercilessly attacked and lost his life at the hands of these gunmen.
To add to the tragedy, the assailants callously fled the scene with the victim’s motorcycle, leaving behind a lifeless body and a community grappling with the shock of this brutal act.
As the news of this harrowing incident spread, attempts to seek the police’s perspective were met with challenges. The Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, proved unreachable, leaving the community and the victim’s family in a state of uncertainty and grief.
This disturbing episode serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive threats faced by individuals simply going about their daily lives. The loss of this commercial motorcyclist echoes far beyond the immediate tragedy, touching the lives of those connected to him and highlighting the urgent need for collective efforts to address the underlying issues that breed such violence in our communities.