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Politics of Monday, 11 January 2021


'God is my helper' - Osun Senator speaks on his attack

The Osun West Senatorial District Senator, Adelere Oriolowo, was yanked away during a constituency meeting in Ikire, Osun State.

The attack by gunmen occurred on Sunday, January 10, 2020.

Oriolowo shared his ordeal on his Facebook page. According to him, his assailants attempted to kill him.

“Just escaped an assassination attempt on my life and that of my entourage. To God be the glory, we are safe and alive.

“God is my helper, my shelter and my fortress, I fear no evil,” he wrote.

Adams Adedimeji, the senator’s senior legislative aide, who confirmed the incident, stated that Oriolowo was the main target of the hoodlums.

According to him, the senator had gone for a constituency meeting at Ikire town in the Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, which is under his constituency.

“The meeting was already in progress when the assailants struck. They shattered the windscreen of his vehicle, but he is okay now. He is already in his Osogbo home,” he concluded.

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