Residents of Iba community, Ifelodun Local Government area of Osun State, are in palpable fear after gunmen allegedly killed a nursing mother simply identified as Khadija inside a bathroom.

It was gathered that the unfortunate incident happened on Tuesday around 10:00pm at Oke Akute area of the ancient town.

Radio Nigeria learnt that, the assailants suddenly appeared and shot Khadija, who was nursing a three-month-old baby while she was bathing.

Subsequently, she was rushed to a private hospital in Iree community for treatment by her relatives. 

However, she died on Thursday at the private hospital around five o’clock in the morning. 

Speaking with our correspondent, a resident of the town, Mr Sodiq Kehinde said that the people of the ancient town were still in shock over the unfortunate incident.

Mr Kehinde lamented that similar incident occured in the town five years ago, calling on security agencies to come to fish out the perpetrators.

When contacted, the Spokesperson of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command, Kehinde Adeleke confirmed the incident. 

She said investigation into the crime had commenced.

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