Elderly woman shot dead in Osogbo

Gunmen opened fire on an elderly woman at Orinsunmibare market in Osogbo, capital of Osun state, on Saturday.

The victim was pronounced dead before help could get to her.

A witness said the woman was one of the labourers at a place identified as old garage, where bricklayers hire those needed for daily work at building construction sites.

The corpse of the woman was later evacuated and deposited at a hospital mortuary in the state capital.

Folasade Odoro, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident and vowed that the perpetrators would be apprehended and brought to book.

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