Popular Nigerian Senator Escapes Assassination Attempt In Osun

The Nigerian Senate

Senator Adelere Oriolowo (APC-Osun West) on Sunday escaped an assassination attempt by unknown gunmen at the venue of his constituency meeting.

The scene of the attack caused uproar as the security details of the senator prevented the gunmen from attacking Senator Oriolowo.

It was learnt that he was whisked away for safety as the thugs attacked other party members at the meeting.


The Senator’s Senior Legislative Aide, Adams Adedimeji, told The Punch that Oriolowo was the main target of the assassins during the meeting held in Ikire.

He said 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.

Adedimeji said the Senator was rescued safely and that he was already in Osogbo, the state capital.


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

Confirming the attack in a post on his Facebook page, the lawmaker wrote: “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.”

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