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Osun lawmaker escapes as gunmen attack convoy

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Gunmen suspected to be employed assassins, on Monday, opened hearth on the convoy Of Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, the member representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency within the Home of Representatives.

Based on an announcement credited to his media workplace, the incident occurred alongside the Akure-Okenne highway in Kogi State.

The assertion revealed that the lawmaker and his spouse, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi had simply left their dwelling city, Ikirun on Monday morning after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday and have been dropped off by his drivers on the Akure Airport with a view to catch a connecting flight to Abuja whereas his drivers continued the journey by highway to Abuja.

“The 2 automobiles, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux have been, nevertheless, attacked alongside Akure-Kogi highway and the gun pictures have been directed to the place it was suspected that Lekan Afolabi can be seated in each automobiles.

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“The entrance tyres of each automobiles, windscreen, rear seat and the fuse packing containers have been shot at and consequently, the autos couldn’t begin once more,” he disclosed.

The assertion additionally defined that one of many drivers within the convoy of the lawmaker had observed {that a} inexperienced Honda CRV had been trailing them from Osun early Monday morning.

The incident has since been reported to the police.

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