Gunmen Slay University Hopeful And Torch Osun Palace

Gunmen Slay University Hopeful and Torch Osun Palace

A tragic event unfolded in the Okanla community, Osun State, as armed men attacked the palace of the late Olokanla of Okanla. The assailants killed Ibrahim Qudus, a young man seeking university admission, and set the building on fire.

Jimoh Qadri, uncle to the deceased, revealed that the attackers were led by a man named Naim. Naim was the only one who did not conceal his identity during the attack.

The gunmen initially targeted Qadri’s residence but found it empty. They then proceeded to the late Oba Jimoh Adigun’s house, which served as the palace.

There, they encountered Qudus, who had recently returned from Ibadan to seek university admission. The assailants killed him, placed his body in a car, and set both ablaze. The Osun Police Command has deployed additional forces to the area.


The shocking incident in the Okanla community is a grim testament to Nigeria’s deteriorating security state. The brazen attack on a palace and the killing of a young man seeking education are deeply troubling.

This event raises serious questions about the effectiveness of security measures in place. It also highlights the urgent need for comprehensive security reforms.

The fact that the attackers were bold enough to target a palace is alarming. It suggests a breakdown in law and order that cannot be ignored.

The government must immediately restore public confidence in its ability to maintain security. This includes apprehending the perpetrators and ensuring justice is served.

The role of the Osun Police Command in the aftermath is commendable but insufficient. More proactive measures are needed to prevent such incidents.

Deploying additional forces is a step in the right direction, but it must be part of a broader strategy. This should include community policing and intelligence gathering to forestall future attacks.

Did You Know?

  • Osun State was created on August 27, 1991, in the South-Western part of Nigeria.
  • The state is known for its rich cultural heritage, including the annual Osun-Osogbo festival.
  • In 2019, Osun State ranked 35th out of 36 states in Nigeria in terms of security and safety.
  • “Olokanla” refers to a traditional chieftaincy title in Yoruba land.
  • The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is responsible for university admissions in Nigeria.


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