A 12-year-old girl was at the weekend killed by bullet from an abandoned gun in Ilorin, Kwara State. The incident occurred at Alangua area under the Area F Police Station, Tanke. A witness said the bullet which killed the girl was from a dane gun which belonged to one Baba Ria, who died about seven years ago.
The witness, who sought anonymity, told Daily Trust that the victim was playing with her peers and younger ones when the incident occurred.
"The girl was living with her grandmother and on the day of the incident, her mother came on a visit. The girl who was playing with her peers went into an abandoned Ogun shrine, which belonged to one Baba Ria, a hunter and worshiper of Ogun who died about seven years ago. No one knows what happened exactly, all we heard was a loud sound. We ran out only to see her in a pool of blood. Our neighbours then rushed her to a nearby hospital, in Tanke here, where she was confirmed dead," the witness said.
When our correspondent visited the area, residents were unwilling to speak. Daily Trust further gathered that men from Police F Division arrested all the men in the house where the incident occurred.
The state Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, when contacted, said investigation into the matter had commenced.
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