Some gunmen with AK-47 rifles and suspected to be herdsmen on Tuesday evening killed one person while two others sustained gunshot injuries along Osogbo/Ibokun road, Osun State.
It was gathered that the gunmen intercepted the bus travelling along the route and started shooting at the people while trying to escape. One person died while two others sustained bullet injury.
It could not be ascertained if the gunmen were robbers or kidnappers, a police source told NK Media.
The incident occurred around 7:30 pm beside Aje Bamidele village in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
The spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola told NK Media on Wednesday, that some units of security operatives have launched a manhunt on the attackers.
She added that the Font Response Unit (PRU) Joint Task Force and Amotekun operatives are combing the forest.
“The person who was shot dead has been moved to the morgue while others who sustained injuries have been treated in the hospital.
“We could not ascertain if anybody was kidnapped from the scene, but our men are in pursuit of those gunmen.
“The Police, JTF Font Response of the police and the men of Amotekun have been combing the forest to arrest the suspects.”