Five suspected gunmen have been arrested after they launched an attack on a residence around the Arulogun area of Ede in Osun State killing two people.
Account of residents of Arulogun area of Ede confirmed that about 30 gunmen invaded the area to attack a house belonging to one Wakili Olayiwola around 5:00 AM on Thursday.
A resident of the community who identified himself as Leke told Journalists that the gunmen got to the house and started to fire bullets on the building for some minutes, following which they razed the car belonging to the house owner.
Leke explained that in the cause of the attack, a police team arrived at the scene and engaged the gunmen in a gun battle which made them flee the scene.
Some of them were reportedly arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds.
Confirming the incident in a telephone interview, Osun State police Command spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola said five of the gunmen were arrested at the scene of the crime.
She said the police got a distress call from an impeccable source in Ede community on an attack on a building.
She stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode led a team to the scene and on sighting the armed police team, the gunmen attempted to escape but were given a hot chase to the Bode area, where they were overpowered as some of them escaped with gun wound and five arrested.
She gave the names of the gunmen as Suleiman Babatunde (39yrs) Saka Taofeek (35yrs) Raimi Saheed (21yrs), Akinloye Quwiyu (23yrs) and Sadio Alatise (25yrs).
Mrs Opalola said the hoodlums had already killed two people; Rilwan Kareem (23yrs) of Oke Bode area Ede and one Taofeek (21yrs) of Arunlogun area Ede before the police arrived.
She said one single barrel gun, one Dane gun, eight expended cartridges, axes, cutlasses, criminal charms and five motorcycles were recovered from the scene, while 48 rounds of AK 47 ammunition were expended in the repelling operation.
The police spokesperson hinted that an investigation into the Incidence was ongoing as the commissioner of police vowed to arrest all the escapees and ensure that they all face the wrath of the law.