28 Jan 2013

A middle aged man has been confirmed dead at Ijaye area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, South West Nigeria.

The incident was said to have occurred when the yearly Egungun Festival was being celebrated in that area and some miscreants shot into the air sporadically hitting the victim in the process.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi said the celebration has been suspended across the state as and suspects including the masquerade have been arrested in connection with the incident.

And to forestall a reprisal, men and officers of the Nigeria Police have been deployed to the area to maintain the peace, as a building allegedly belonging to the masquerade was set ablaze by an irate mob.

Source: Channels TV

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