Two people said to be residents of Modakeke in Osun State, whose identities were not immediately available, had been reportedly shot dead in Alapata village by some gunmen.
Sources in Modakeke told our correspondent that the deceased were shot dead in the early hours of Tuesday.
It was learnt that as soon as the news of the incident got to town, angry residents mobilised to the village and took the corpses to the palace of Ogunsua of Modakeke.
A resident, Jamiu Adegbite, said, “The situation almost went out of control when the corpses were brought to town. Our youths are aggrieved but elders of the town appealed to them to allow law enforcement agents to investigate the matter.
“The corpses were later taken to the Oke Otubu Police Division in Modakeke. They were later moved to the mortuary. But tension is rising over the killing.”
The spokesperson for the Modakeke Progressive Union, Ven. Debo Babalola, confirmed the incident, but told our correspondent to wait till Wednesday for details of what happened.
The spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, also confirmed the incident.