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NURTW Vice Chairman, Samuel Kayode Shot Dead In Lagos

Samuel Kayode, a.k.a Ekpo Kinkin, the vice-chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has been shot dead in Lagos.

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Kayode was gunned down around the Agboju area of Lagos.

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He was attending the flag off of APC’s local government campaign at Oriade Local Development Area, on Thursday evening.

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The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Mr. Valentine Buraimo.

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While the meeting was ongoing, gunshot was suddenly heard in the crowd.

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This led to the crowd scampering into safety.

Ekpo Kinkin was later found in the pool of his blood. The bullet reportedly hit him in the leg.

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The NURTW executive was rushed to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo, where he was confirmed dead.

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NURTW in Lagos State has confirmed the incident.

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“He was protecting a fellow politician, Wale Yusuf, from harassment when the gunmen shot him dead,” said Jimoh Buhari, the spokesman for the NURTW Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya.

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The Lagos State Police command, however, has not yet made any comment on the incident.

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