Assassination Attempt: Gunmen Open Fire On Top APC Lawmaker

Assassination Attempt: Gunmen Open Fire On Top APC Lawmaker

  • What could have been a recipe for mourning in the camp of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, March 31, was thwarted in Ondo state
  • This was as gunmen nearly killed a lawmaker of the ruling party in the southwest state, Akogun Olùgbenga Omole
  • Omole who is the chairman of Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Information was attacked in Akure on Thursday

Akure, Ondo - Honourable Akogun Olùgbenga Omole, the chairman of Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Information, escaped death by the whiskers on Thursday, March 31.

Omole, who is a lawmaker o the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was attacked by some gunmen who fired several shots at his car on the night of Thursday.

Akogun OLugbenga Omole's car
The gunmen shot many times at Omole's car (Photo: TVC News)
Source: UGC

Where it happened

Omole who confirmed the incident to TVC News said the horrible experience took place in Akure, the state capital.

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Panic as terrorists stage fresh attack in Ondo community, kill 2

Meanwhile, two persons were reportedly shot dead by some men suspected to be terrorists at Okeluse Community in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo state on Sunday evening, January 23.

The two were said to be an owner of a petrol station in the community and his attendant. .

How it happened

An eyewitness disclosed that the gunmen stormed the community at about 6pm and opened fire on the two persons.

Another resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity with the newspaper, described the killers as herdsmen who have allegedly been terrorising the local government.

The public relations officer of the state police command, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said she would release details later.

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While in Zamfara, Tinubu expressed confidence that the federal government will crush Boko Haram terrorists and armed bandits in northern Nigeria.

Tinubu made the statement during his visit to commiserate with Governor Bello Matawalle over the recent carnage by bandits in Zamfara state.

The former Lagos state governor was accompanied on the visit to Gusau by Senator Kashim Shettima, former Borno governor, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, and former APC national vice chairman, southwest, Pius Akinyelure.


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