Several neighborhoods around the 2Division Nigeria Army at Odogbo in Ibadan are in a state of chaos after two people were shot by stray gunshots from the barracks’ shooting range.
One of the victims, who is believed to be around 10 years old, is named Daniel, while the other victim, an adult, is known as Baba Ajeri.
The two patients were reportedly being treated by army medical staff after being transported to the hospital located inside the barracks.
Residents claimed that the two of them were struck by bullets on Friday while the firing went on.
They said that a hail of bullets from the shooting range had damaged their structures, particularly their roofs, while many of them remained inside to avoid the flying bullets.
Alhaji Kareem Ijeru, one of the community leaders, told a reporter that a recent round of shooting was intense on Friday evening and that many residents had to park their cars outside of their residences.
He said, “They have started again. We have been going through this for years. They started again yesterday and it was very bad last night.