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Lagos NURTW Vice-Chairman, Ekpo Kinkin, shot dead during APC rally

The Lagos National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Vice Chairman, Samuel Kayode, popularly known as Ekpo Kinkin, has been shot dead at Agboju area of the state.

The deceased was also a member of the All Progressive Congress party, APC, according to Vanguard report.

According to reports, he had attended the flag-off of the party’s local government campaign at Oriade Local Development Area, Thursday evening.

Present at the meeting were top officials of the party among who was Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Mr Valentine Buraimo.

Eyewitnesses said while the meeting was on, a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside.

When those inside the hall rushed out to find out the reason for the gunshot, Kayode was found in the pool of his blood.

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The bullet from the unidentified gun man, as gathered, hit him in the leg.

The tragedy threw the entire premises into disarray as everyone took to his heels.

The NURTW Vice Chairman, Kayode, was said to have been rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo, where he was confirmed dead.

A member of the party who spoke on the condition of anonymity expressed surprise that a bullet in the leg could claim someone’s life.

Explaining what happened, he said, “Ekpo Kinkin was a very popular person in this area. He was shot, right in Oriade LCDA secretariat, close to Agboju police station.

“During the stampede caused by the gunshot, a man suspected to have pulled the trigger was said to have been seen walking casually out of the premises.

“We have lodged a complaint to the Police. We hope they will fish out Ekpo’s killer”, the source claimed.

Confirming the development, Jimoh Buhari, the spokesman of the union’s chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, said the NURTW Vice Chairman, Ekpo, was shot dead by miscreants on Thursday, July 8.

“He was protecting a fellow politician, Wale Yusuf, from harassment when the gunmen shot him dead.”

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