Suspected arsonists set 5 houses on fire in Osun


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Suspected  arsonists on Sunday night set five houses on fire at Igangan in Atakumosa East Local Government Area of Osun.

The News Agency of Nigerians (NAN) reports that the hoodlums, who attacked  the community at about, also  destroyed property worth millions of naira.

The assailants were also said to have shot one Miss Rukayat Balogun at  Iwara in the early hours of Saturday.

NAN reports that the assailants had been on rampage in many communities in the local government in the last two weeks.

The Commissioner of  Police in Osun,  Mrs Abiodun Ige, who was on the spot assessment of the scene of the incident at Igangan on Monday, said the police would beef up security in the  area.

The police commissioner   also gave an assurance that the perpetrators of the crime would  be brought to justice.

Mr Gbenga Ogbara, the Chairman of Atakumosa East Local Government, whose house was  burnt, called on security agents  to beef up security in the area.

NAN reports that both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic  Party  in the state had been trading blames in the last two weeks on incessant politically-motivated  attacks in the area. (NAN)

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