Two shot in attack on Osinbajo’s campaign train in Ilorin

Yemi Osinbajo

At least two people were feared injured during an attack on the campaign train of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Kwara police spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed incident, adding that Prof Osinbajo was not at the scene when unknown gunmen shot at the All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters who came out to greet the vice president in the Isale Aluko area of Ilorin.

Okasanmi said two persons sustained gunshot injuries while others who ran for safety suffered various degrees of injuries.

He said first information available to him has it that the attack was allegedly carried out by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) thugs in the state.

Okasanmi said investigations into the matter had begun and promised that the police would unravel and bring those involved to justice.

A report by gave the identity of two injured people as Ahmadu and an elderly man called Baba Tunde.

The elderly man was said to be going to the mosque when he was hit by a stray bullet.

Osinbajo was in Ilorin to conclude the door-to-door campaign to mobilise votes for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Meanwhile, Kwara PDP has denied involvement of its members and supporters in the attack on the vice-president.

The denial was contained in a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Tunde Ashaolu.

Mr Ashaolu, however, said that the incident was an intraparty affair involving members of the APC arising from the endless crisis confronting the party.