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Imam and Family butchered to death in Ijebu-Ode

Sheik Yusuf Amzat-Salam, 35, a Muslim cleric, his wife and four children were in the early hours of Tuesday in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State killed by hoodlums. It is reported that the tragic incident occurred in Atiba area of Odogbolu Local Government Area. It was gathered that the couple’s eldest child, a girl, was aged 11, followed by her twin brothers, aged 8 and the last female child, aged 2. All the victims have since been buried in accordance with Muslim rites amid wailing. The attackers, whose motive could not be ascertained, butchered the entire household with machetes. The victims were discovered in the pool of their blood when school bus came to pick the children. A close family friend, Mr. Yusuf Oludaisi, described the act as dastardly and wicked, wondering what the victims must have done to warrant such treatment. “He was someone with whom I grew up together. I have known him for 30 years to be humble and kind to everyone who crossed his path. “It’s really sad because this was someone you will never see quarreling or being disrespectful,” said Oludaisi. The younger brother of the victim, Alfa Ishaaq Amzat-Salam, however, said he would leave the matter for God to judge.

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