There was pandemonium in the Osun State town of Esa Oke when a group of unknown gunmen stormed the area located in the Obokun Local Government Area of the state, killing one person, while several others have gone missing.
The victim who lost his life during the shootout by the gunmen was simply identified as Olaniyi and he was said to be an employee of the Osun State College of Technology.
The attack by the rogues who are now at large was confirmed by a non-academic staff member of the college who declined to be named.
He said; “A list of those that ran into the bush to avoid being shot by the attackers is still being compiled.”
The attack was also confirmed in a statement by Prince Wale Oyekanmi, the Director, Media and PR, Osun State College of Technology.
The statement reads thus; “There was an attack on Esa-Oke Road this evening after close of work; the list of staff members of Osun State College of Technology still being held in the bush by the kidnappers are Mr Olaleye Olalekan (Bus. Admin. Department); Adeyeoluwa Bankole (HOD Civil Engineering); Dr Jesuola Ajibola (Director Ventures); 4. Adenreti Chukwu (Secretary to Civil Engineering Department); Olaniyi Emmanuel Temitope (Registry staff member (died on the spot) and Rachael Onyinocha Akinboboye, (OSCOTECH Microfinance Bank).
“These are the names of those we can identify that are missing; we will keep you posted as event unfolds,” he added.