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Top NURTW Chieftain Shot Dead In Lagos




A top chieftain of the Lagos National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has been killed.

Samuel Kayode, popularly known as Ekpo Kinkin, was the Vice-Chairman of the union until his death.

He was killed at the Agboju area of Lagos State,

Ekpo was reportedly a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He attended a rally organized by the party at Oriade Local Development Area when gunmen invaded the rally on Thursday, July 8, and shot him dead.

Eyewitnesses said a gunshot was heard from the crowd outside while the meeting was on, forcing residents involved at the rally to scamper to safety.

The report states that when those inside the hall rushed to the scene, Kayode was found in the pool of his blood.

Confirming the incident, Jimoh Buhari, spokesperson of the NURTW Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya, said the deceased was trying to protect a fellow politician when he was killed.

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

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