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Just In: Lagos Politician shot to death by Gunmem



Gunmen have shot a politician, identified simply as Ekpo, to death, in the Agboju area of Lagos State.


The PIJANEWS gathered that Ekpo, who until his death was also a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, was at a rally of the All Progressives Congress when the gunmen invaded the rally on Thursday and allegedly shot him dead.


It was learnt that residents, passersby, traders, customers, and other members involved in the rally around Agboju scampered for safety when Ekpo was attacked.


Jimoh Buhari, the spokesman for the Chairman, NURTW, Musiliu Akinsanya, confirmed the circumstances surrounding Ekpo’s death, adding, “He was protecting a fellow politician, Wale Yusuf, from harassment when the gunmen shot him dead.”



The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said he was going to get back to our correspondent but had yet to do so as of the time this report was filed.

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