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Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Ex Oyo Commissioner’s Wife

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The wife of former commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Matters in Oyo State, Olayemi Odetomi, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Odetomi was murdered in cold blood on Friday in her residence at Ashi, Bodija Area of Ibadan when unknown gunmen invaded her house.

The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the incident, said that the deceased, aged 66, died immediately after being shot.

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“Updates on investigations would be provided in due course,” he said.

There has been an inexorable rise in insecurity in Oyo state in recent months, from incessant violent clashes between factions of transport union workers to assassination of individuals and ethnoreligious cleveages that have morphed into brutal conflicts, attacks and reprisal attacks that claimed lives and destroyed properties.

Many observers say the troubling security situation could upend the state governor, Seyi Makinde, excellent and remarkable achievement after just two years in office and could leave his second term bid hanging by a thread.

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