Gunmen invade Party rally, PDP Chieftain killed, House of Reps member, others escaped death
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councilor, representing ward 10, Ibadan South East local government of Oyo State, Sulaiman Ariyibi, was on Thursday shot dead by
suspected political thugs in the state.
The PDP councillor was reportedly killed at a political rally at Ile Tuntun along Oluyoro Academy road in Ibadan, the state capital.
Nigerian Tribune reported that the suspected thugs who are armed with dangerous weapons attacked the campaign train of the PDP and sniffed life out of the deceased while a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ibadan South East Federal Constituency and scores others escaped death by whiskers.
Confirming the incident, the PDP Publicity Secretary, Engr. Akeem Olatunji alleged that the campaign train was attacked by sponsored thugs of one of the leading opposition parties in the state.
According to him, “suspected thugs of one of the leading opposition parties attacked our campaign train at Ile Tuntun and killed Ariyibi, a councilor representing ward 10, Ibadan South East local government.
“Scores of our supporters including Hon Agboworin escaped death by whiskers.”
The Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams in a telephone interview said his officers have been deployed to the area to arrest the situation.
According to him, “we are yet to get the details information about the incident but we have deployed our men to the area to restore peace in the area.”
However, normalcy has since returned back to the area as people are going about their normal businesses without hinderance