Gunmen on Monday opened fire at the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, during installation of Mogajis and Baales.
Some journalists, former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Sharafadeen Alli, were among those who escaped death while the shooting lasted.
Four gunmen in a black Toyota Sienna opened fire sporadically around 11:45am, shattering Alli’s car’s glass windows and other cars parked in front of the palace.
The operation lasted for about 10 minutes until the gunmen sped off towards Molete end of Popoyemoja.
Alli, who is the Asaju Balogun Olubadan of Ibadan land, was also lucky, as he was inside the car when bullets hit his car.
The shooting, however, did not stop the coronation inside the palace.