UPDATED: Gunmen kill APC chair in Osun

Osun Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Monday tasked security operatives in the State to fish out the killers of the chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) of Atakumosa East local government area Chief Gbenga Ogbara.

The Nation gathered the APC chair was killed in the early hours of Monday when gunmen invaded his residence at Igangan town and injured his wife, Ruth and son.

Oyetola, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, directed operatives to beef up security in the area and fish out the killers of the APC chair.

He said: “We are resolved to do everything possible to protect citizens from actual and potential threats.

“To this end, we have ordered security beef up around the Igangan area. We have also directed security operatives to launch an extensive manhunt so as to fish out those responsible for the killing of the late APC chieftain.”.

Osun APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, in a statement, condemned the killing of Chief Ogbara and sympathised with the family of the deceased.

He said: “The deceased’s wife, Mrs Ruth Kehinde Ogbara, and his child, Isaac Aregbesola Ogbara, who were also wounded by the night marauders are being treated in an undisclosed hospital in Ilesa.

“The assassination of Ogbara was wicked, callous, uncalled for, shocking and primitive. For whatever reason, it is grossly improper to settle any rift with killing.”

Osun Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola said: “The APC chairman was killed around 12 am by some gunmen. Policemen have since been deployed to the area. The investigation is ongoing on the matter. The criminals will not escape justice.”


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