Gunmen attack Osun lawmaker's convoy along Akure-Okenne highway

The lawmaker and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi had left their home town in Ikirun after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday.
Gunmen attack Osun lawmaker's convoy along Akure-Okenne highway
Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi presenting a paper at the House of Reps

Unknown gunmen on Monday opened fire on the convoy of the lawmaker representing Ifelodun/ Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency, Rasheed Olalekan Afolabi, along the popular Akure-Okenne road in Kogi State.

The attack, which was confirmed by his media office, was described as an ambush by the assailants.

Daily Post reported that the lawmaker and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Afolabi had left their home town in Ikirun after attending the APC State Congress on Saturday.

They were subsequently dropped off at the Akure Airport to catch a connecting flight to Abuja while his drivers continued the journey by road to Abuja.

“The two cars, Ford SUV and Ford Hilux were, however, attacked along Akure-Kogi road and the gun shots were directed to where it was suspected that Lekan Afolabi would be seated in both cars.

“The front tyres of both cars, windscreen, rear seat and the fuse boxes were shot at and as a result, the vehicles could not start again,” he disclosed.

The statement also disclosed that one of the drivers in the convoy of the lawmaker had earlier noticed that a green Honda CRV had been trailing them from Osun when they were about leaving in the morning.

The incident has since been reported to the police.

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